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ApplyBoard secures $100M raise and 'unicorn' valuation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 5, 2020

We could all use some good news. Lucky for us, ApplyBoard has some.

ApplyBoard, the online platform that transforms how students access international education opportunities, has announced $100 million in Series C funding on a $2 billion valuation.

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

Deloitte makes big revisions to its TMT predictions

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 20, 2020

Every year, Deloitte releases a top ten list of predictions for the Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry in Canada.

Unfortunately, this year is singularly unpredictable.

Based on a best guess of a quickly evolving environment, Deloitte has now released an update to their report, revising many of the predictions. Their assumptions for these new predictions include GDP being down...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

March Wrap-Up: Waterloo takes on COVID-19

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 1, 2020

This year is becoming history in real-time.

In Waterloo Region, March is when everyday life shifted from business-as-usual to a once-in-a-lifetime crisis. There was no lack of headlines, even when you remove the health element of COVID-19. We cancelled events and closed offices, just like everywhere else.

That isn’t what this wrap-up will focus on. Instead, this wrap-up will look at what...

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

Waterloo Region leaders form business and economic support team

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 27, 2020

Waterloo Region’s civic leaders, along with Waterloo EDC and other local partners, have created the Business and Economic Support Team of Waterloo Region (BESTWR) to help businesses of all types and sizes address COVID-19-related challenges.

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

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