Waterloo EDC Blog

Toronto-Waterloo Corridor jumps up Startup Genome Fintech rankings

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 29, 2022

The newest Startup Genome report has recognized the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor as the #7-ranked Global Fintech Ecosystem. This is a substantial jump from our 13th-place finish in 2020.

The report notes that Toronto-Waterloo’s improved funding scores have helped drive this higher ranking, but our top talent, significant technology workforce – more than 300,000 workers – and excellent universities...


Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection

Waterloo: Ready for Summer

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 10, 2022

One thing Waterloo EDC could write more about is our local lifestyle.

We’re often distracted by more traditional economic development fare – our top-rated tech talent workforce, incredible local post-secondary institutions, etc. That’s to our detriment, though, because Waterloo is an incredible place to live, work and play.

As we’re in the middle of August, we decided to ask some local business...


Topics: talent, site selection

Waterloo: A Pioneer in Cybersecurity Innovation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 25, 2022

Cybersecurity is at the core of Waterloo’s innovation ecosystem. Our robust cybersecurity cluster is built on a foundation laid by BlackBerry – a company founded in Waterloo – and the University of Waterloo, supported by internationally renowned experts and numerous cybersecurity-related R&D hubs.

The University of Waterloo itself has a longstanding reputation for security innovation, including...


Topics: talent, business, site selection, Growth, cybersecurity

Startup Genome report highlights Toronto-Waterloo growth

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 14, 2022

Startup Genome’s annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report has recognized Toronto-Waterloo as the top tech ecosystem in Canada, #8 in North America and #17 globally.

The Startup Genome report is the world’s most comprehensive and widely-read research on startups, with nearly 300 innovation ecosystems and more than three million companies included in the analysis. The report ranks ecosystems using...


Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection

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