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Odyssey Interactive’s startup journey begins in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 21, 2020

A new video game startup, Odyssey Interactive, has launched in Waterloo with $7.9M in seed financing.

The new company will develop mobile gaming experiences that create a sense of community and purpose for players along the same lines as break-out successes like League of Legends and World of Warcraft. The company has strong experience with creating these experiences – all four founders...

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Topics: talent, business, site selection, Q&A

How do I evaluate a community's existing workforce?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 19, 2020

This is the eighth part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

While a talent pipeline is increasingly important in a world where talent competition is more heated than ever, an existing pipeline is crucial to making your expansion a success.

When expanding to a new community your company’s...

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Topics: talent, business, site selection, Q&A

How do I identify a strong pipeline of relevant talent?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 5, 2020

This is the seventh part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

Identifying a reliable source of entry-level, highly trained talent is important for every expansion. First, early-career professionals should be a central part of your hiring strategy – not only are the often more affordable to hire...

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Topics: talent, business, site selection, Q&A

What kinds of cost advantages can my company benefit from?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 23, 2020

This is the sixth part in our "Guide to Foreign Business Expansion" series tackling the 12 questions every business needs to ask. Download the full guide now.

The draw of cost advantages is one of the most common reasons we encounter from businesses looking to expand. After all, finding ways to cut costs can make a business more profitable – or even make a business viable.

But, it’s one thing...

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Topics: business, site selection, Q&A

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