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Bonfire helps procurement pros combat crisis

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 2, 2020

Bonfire really is the Waterloo Region story all wrapped up in one company.

The company’s founders studied at two of our post-secondary institutions, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo. They had a brilliant idea aimed squarely at solving a big-picture problem. They went to Silicon Valley for Y Combinator, but came home back for the talent, ecosystem and culture.

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Topics: technology, talent, business, Q&A

California-based Carta Lands in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 12, 2020

For most of Waterloo, the news was a surprise. Carta – a California-based equity management platform – was coming to town and they were launching their local office with a 50-person workforce.

How was this possible?

Just weeks before, Kik Interactive – a well-known Waterloo-based tech company – announced that it was pivoting to focus on cryptocurrency rather than its messaging application,...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, Q&A, R&D

How to locate in Waterloo’s tech-centric research park

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 27, 2020

This is the second part of a two-part series on the David Johnston Research + Technology Park. Click here to read part one

In the first part of our series on the David Johnston Research + Technology Park (R+T Park) at the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo), we looked at the history of the Park and its collection of tenant companies and organizations. Home to tech giants like SAP and OpenText

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, Q&A, R&D

Building a tech cluster alongside Canada’s top technology university

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 13, 2020

This is the first part of a two-part series on the David Johnston Research + Technology Park. Click here to read part two

Waterloo is known for its deep-rooted culture of collaboration between technology entrepreneurs, community builders and researchers.

In many ways the David Johnston Research + Technology Park (R+T Park) at the University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) is an embodiment of that...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, Q&A, R&D

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