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Four reasons Waterloo was the best place for HockeyTech to score

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 30, 2019

When Stu Siegel, former CEO/Owner of the NHL’s Florida Panthers, realized they were not using tech or analytics to improve the way the hockey team was playing, he began digitizing and data-basing player data, sowing the seeds of what would later become HockeyTech.

After acquiring other tech companies working in hockey analytics, Siegel began looking for a single space to house his growing...

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Topics: technology, talent, business

Five Waterloo companies on list of high-potential Canadian tech firms

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 22, 2019

A new report from the University of Toronto’s Impact Centre identifies five Waterloo companies that hold the potential to explode onto the world stage, including the possibility of becoming Canada’s newest “unicorn.”

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Topics: technology, talent

Waterloo tech companies have “huge advantage” recruiting global talent

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 8, 2019

A two-year pilot program called Global Talent Stream helps fast-growing Canada-based tech companies hire people from other countries quickly and easily – a permanent resident visa and work permit can be approved in as little as two weeks.

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Topics: technology, talent

Waterloo-trained talent front-and-centre on Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Posted by Waterloo EDC on December 18, 2018

If ever the University of Waterloo needed confirmation that it is one of the world’s great innovation universities, Forbes just delivered. At least 11 alumni and former students earned spots on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

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Topics: technology, talent

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