A new article from the Waterloo Record reports that the downtown Kitchener area is currently experiencing a massive boom. In just a few short years, 18 projects worth almost $1 billion will more than double the core’s population and radically transform the community’s skyline.
One of the reasons Waterloo, Canada has emerged as a haven for companies looking to scale, expand to the North American market, and grow their talent pipeline is our deep and growing community of industry support organizations.
From local universities and colleges to incubators, hubs and everything in between, Waterloo’s community is geared toward helping businesses succeed.
When Stu Siegel, former CEO/Owner of the NHL’s Florida Panthers, realized they were not using tech or analytics to improve the way the hockey team was playing, he began digitizing and data-basing player data, sowing the seeds of what would later become HockeyTech.
After acquiring other tech companies working in hockey analytics, Siegel began looking for a single space to house his growing...
When Canada’s second-largest bank set about becoming a “bank of the future,” it began to integrate innovative thinking across its entire operation. In 2014, when TD Bank Group launched the TD Lab at Communitech, Waterloo became a vital part of that transformation.