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May Wrap-Up: Reasons for optimism

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 1, 2020

After two months of uncertainty, we’re beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

This month, Waterloo gained a unicorn, kicked off some exciting new research and business partnerships, began to embrace remote work and more. We’re still fighting the good fight against the pandemic, too.

Here’s how companies are thriving in May 2020:

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, business, artificial intelligence, R&D

FAQs about Canada’s COVID-19 support programs and re-opening plans

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 1, 2020

Businesses have asked and governments have responded.

Over the last month, our federal, provincial and municipal governments have released a vast list of wage subsidies, low-interest loans and more meant to help Canadian businesses weather the COVID-19 storm. You can find a full list – that we update on a daily basis – here.

Each program has different eligibility requirements, application...

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Topics: security, technology, startup, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

How Waterloo Region companies are helping during COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 22, 2020

A crisis can bring out the best in humanity.

While the world battles with COVID-19, as everyone focuses on keeping themselves and their families safe and healthy, communities are coming together like never before.

In Waterloo Region, we pride ourselves on an outsized ability to solve problems. It’s in our DNA.

This focus on solving problems is evident in the actions of our civic leaders, who...

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Topics: security, technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

ApplyBoard: A “Made in Waterloo” Story

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 21, 2020

You may have seen the news.

A few weeks ago, ApplyBoard became the second Waterloo company in the last six months to announce a “unicorn” valuation – a private company worth more than $1 billion. This is just the latest step in a fantastic journey that highlights – almost comprehensively – the reasons why Waterloo has become such a dynamic tech hub.

From the foreign student experience at top...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

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