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Three key findings: Waterloo vs. Europe’s tech hubs

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 15, 2020

We’ve compared Waterloo’s dynamic tech ecosystem and the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor to our American counterparts in the past. Whether it’s talent, costs or ecosystems, we’re exceptionally competitive.

What we haven’t done – until now – is compare Waterloo to our friends in Europe.

The reason is simple: it isn’t always easy to find equivalent data. However, we recently obtained new data...

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Topics: technology, talent, site selection

What kind of office/industrial space does my company need?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 3, 2020

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

A major step to consider when developing an expansion strategy is assessing the size and type of work/office/industrial space needed. Remember, not every expansion requires the creation of a full-scale office or manufacturing facility....

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

5 Charts: Waterloo vs. Columbus

Posted by Waterloo EDC on August 26, 2020

This is the third edition in a new Waterloo EDC series called “5 Charts: Waterloo Versus” that compares our community with some of America’s top tech hubs. We’ve already matched up against Austin, Texas, andPittsburgh, Pennsylvania.We will soon take on Phoenix, Salt Lake City and more.

We often compare Waterloo’s exceptional tech credentials to other major cities in Canada like Toronto and...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, artificial intelligence, site selection

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

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