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Waterloo’s Accelerator Centre heading in exciting new directions

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 16, 2021

It’s Canada’s #1 private business accelerator and one of the top-five accelerator organizations in the world. It has helped some of Canada’s most exciting companies – Axonify, Clearpath Robotics and ApplyBoard, among others – get their start. It has programming that helps companies through the entire growth process from ideation to global expansion.

The Accelerator Centre is an absolute gem...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, Growth

UWaterloo startups generate 2nd highest investor ROI in North America

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 9, 2021

If you’re searching for higher return on investment, look no further than Waterloo.

With impressive velocity, University of Waterloo startups sped to a 2nd place ROI ranking in North America, according to a new report from AngelList Ventures. The report ranks academic institutions by the markup rate of their alumni’s ventures.

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Topics: technology, startup, talent, education

Waterloo gets spotlight in Site Selection Magazine rankings

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 7, 2021

Each year, Site Selection Magazine releases a ranking of the best Canadian locations for foreign direct investment (FDI). For the third consecutive year, Waterloo is on the “2021 Canada’s Best Locations” list, which is unranked.

Why has Waterloo made the list?

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Topics: technology, talent, site selection

Waterloo tech company funding jumps 387%

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 2, 2021

The newest report from Hockeystick and [b]riefed.in has revealed that Waterloo-based tech companies raised an astounding $749.7 million in Q2 2021, representing a 387% jump from the same period in 2020. The results were achieved via just seven new investment deals, highlighting the big-raise potential of Waterloo’s fastest growing tech companies.

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

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