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Toronto-Waterloo rises in Startup Genome report

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 22, 2021

A new report from Startup Genome called the Global Startup Ecosystem Report has recognized Toronto-Waterloo as the top tech ecosystem in Canada and in the global top-15. For the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor, this year’s report marks a return to form – achieving 14th overall and 7th in North America – after dipping to 17th in 2020.

The Startup Genome report is the world’s most comprehensive and...

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Topics: technology, talent, industry news

Waterloo shines in fDi’s Americas Cities of the Future report

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 21, 2021

Small city. Big future.

Waterloo earned its stripes as a city of the future with the release of the biennial fDi 2021-22 Americas Cities of the Future report. 421 locations across the Americas were classified as major, large, mid-size and small cities and then ranked in five categories: economic potential, human capital and lifestyle, business friendliness and connectivity.

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Topics: quality of life, industry news

Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre heading in exciting new directions

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 16, 2021

It’s Canada’s #1 private business accelerator and one of the top-five accelerator organizations in the world. It has helped some of Canada’s most exciting companies – Axonify, Clearpath Robotics and ApplyBoard, among others – get their start. It has programming that helps companies through the entire growth process from ideation to global expansion.

The Accelerator Centre is an absolute gem in...

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Topics: technology, industry news, health innovation

Waterloo tech company funding jumps 387%

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 2, 2021

The newest report from Hockeystick and [b]riefed.in has revealed that Waterloo-based tech companies raised an astounding $749.7 million in Q2 2021, representing a 387% jump from the same period in 2020. The results were achieved via just seven new investment deals, highlighting the big-raise potential of Waterloo’s fastest growing tech companies.

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Topics: technology, industry news

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