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10 exciting companies founded by UWaterloo alumni

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 31, 2021

The University of Waterloo has a global reputation as a technology and innovation powerhouse. One of the world’s top technology schools, UWaterloo was named “Canada’s Most Innovative University” for 28 consecutive years.

The university’s impressive tech credentials are amplified by a unique creator-owned intellectual property policy that grants full ownership to the inventor. Pair that with a...

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Topics: technology, startup, manufacturing, talent

Odyssey Interactive puts Canada's two-week visa program to the test

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 10, 2020

Good things can happen quickly.

Just a few weeks ago, gaming startup Odyssey Interactive announced plans to open a brand-new studio in Waterloo. What we didn’t report was that the company came together at record speed.

In February, the company’s initial founder – Richard Henkel – moved to Canada. In March, he had calls with venture capitalists who might consider investing in his team’s vision...

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Topics: technology, startup, talent

FAQs about Canada’s COVID-19 support programs and re-opening plans

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 17, 2020

Businesses have asked and governments have responded.

Over the last month, our federal, provincial and municipal governments have released a vast list of wage subsidies, low-interest loans and more meant to help Canadian businesses weather the COVID-19 storm. You can find a full list – that we update on a daily basis – here.

Each program has different eligibility requirements, application...

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Topics: security, technology, startup, manufacturing, artificial intelligence

Remote work is just one part of the future of work and learning

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 10, 2020

This is the fourth edition in a new Waterloo EDC series on remote work. Stay tuned for posts featuring a variety of perspectives on the subject, including our Q&As with SkyWatch, OpenText, and a recruitment expert.

Work is changing and it isn’t just due to COVID-19.

Even before the pandemic, the norms that governed the workplace for 50+ years were beginning to break down. Expectations had...

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Topics: technology, startup, talent, business, Q&A

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