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Five charts that illustrate Waterloo’s unique tech hub credentials

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 28, 2019

Home to Google’s Canadian engineering headquarters, major Square and SAP offices, well-known scale-ups like North and Faire, 1000+ startups and Canada’s three fastest-growing tech companies, it’s pretty clear that Waterloo is generating some pretty significant tech success.

How do we compare to other tech-heavy communities across Canada and the United States?

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Topics: technology, talent, R&D

Four guides to help you navigate Waterloo's renowned talent pool

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 19, 2019

At Waterloo EDC, we recognize that access to talent is one of the greatest pain points for growing businesses. With three outstanding academic institutions in our community, Waterloo offers a dynamic, future-proof talent pipeline that can help your company address its talent needs.

To help you navigate this pipeline, we’ve created four resources that highlight Waterloo’s talent advantages...

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

Four eye-opening facts about Wilfrid Laurier University

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 7, 2019

Wilfrid Laurier University (Laurier) is one of three outstanding post-secondary institutions located in Waterloo. Recognized for their exceptional business degree program and a wide range of experiential learning opportunities, Laurier plays a key role in filling Waterloo’s talent pipeline with a highly trained professional workforce.With over 19,000 students in nine faculties across four...

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Topics: technology, automotive, business, R&D

Canada's first Amazon Alexa accelerator program launches in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 6, 2019

Last week, the Waterloo-based Accelerator Centre (AC) announced that they have joined forces with Amazon’s Alexa Fund to launch an all-new accelerator program tailored to support entrepreneurs who are advancing voice-powered technologies.

The first of its kind in Canada, the Amazon Alexa Voice Tech Accelerator is built on the Accelerator Centre’s distinguished curriculum-based programming.

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Topics: technology, startup, artificial intelligence, R&D

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