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Quantum Benchmark is at the leading edge of the quantum revolution

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 11, 2019
Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre at the University of Waterloo (Credit: Institute for Quantum Computing)

Quantum Benchmark, a Waterloo startup launched in 2017, is getting ready to power the age of discovery about to be unleashed by quantum computers.

The company now employs 14 people and is part of Waterloo’s vibrant and growing cluster of quantum computing companies.

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Topics: quantum, technology, startup

Here's how co-operative education can help your business grow

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 28, 2019

In a world where talent is at a premium, companies from all industries – automotive, manufacturing and technology alike – are struggling to develop effective talent pipelines. Everyone is looking for the same thing: access to highly educated and work-ready talent that can make an immediate impact.

Building this pipeline is exactly why co-operative education exists.

How can co-operative...

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

Startup Genome releases list of world’s top startup ecosystems

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 15, 2019

A new report from Startup Genome called the Global Startup Ecosystem Report for 2019 has highlighted the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor’s steady ascent as a tech startup powerhouse. For the first time, Toronto-Waterloo cracked the world’s top 15 ecosystems, and was crowned Canada’s top startup ecosystem.

Here are the top 15 ecosystems from the 2019 Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking: 

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Topics: technology, startup, talent

How to build a collaborative tech ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 28, 2019

Waterloo is one of the most dynamic economic regions in North America. An epicentre of activity where Google, Deloitte, D2L, North and other top tech companies mingle with a vibrant start-up ecosystem. Today, Waterloo is home to the second highest density of startup companies and one of the fastest growing tech talent markets in North America. Planned real estate development in the core of...

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Topics: technology, startup, talent

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