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News round-up: Nine business and investment stories from May 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 3, 2019

There was a lot of exciting news in Waterloo over the last month, including new investment announcements, exciting new autotech research and a Governor General’s Award for one of Waterloo’s local business leaders.

Here are nine great business and investment stories:

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, automotive, artificial intelligence

Here's how co-operative education can help your business grow

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 28, 2019

In a world where talent is at a premium, companies from all industries – automotive, manufacturing and technology alike – are struggling to develop effective talent pipelines. Everyone is looking for the same thing: access to highly educated and work-ready talent that can make an immediate impact.

Building this pipeline is exactly why co-operative education exists.

How can co-operative...

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

ApplyBoard announces $55 million in new funding

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 27, 2019

Waterloo-based ApplyBoard, creators of an AI-enabled recruitment platform that helps international students apply to post-secondary programs in North America, has announced $55 million in Series B funding. This comes just one year after the company raised $17 million in Series A.

This new investment will help the fast-growing company further develop its platform and accelerate expansion into...

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Topics: technology, artificial intelligence

Q&A: Here’s why global auto OEMs are choosing Waterloo to innovate

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 16, 2019

The automotive sector, a major of driver of economic prosperity in North American communities, has been evolving with technological change ever since the first mass produced cars came off the assembly lines in the early 20th century.

But now, the pace and the type of change is nothing short of revolutionary.

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Topics: technology, automotive, artificial intelligence, Q&A

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