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CBRE releases list of North America’s fastest-growing tech markets

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 17, 2019

A new report from CBRE identifies Waterloo as North America’s third fastest-growing “opportunity market.” The report, 2019 Scoring Tech Talent, says that Waterloo has witnessed an incredible 40 percent growth in tech jobs over the past five years, which put the total tech workforce at 20,500.

Opportunity markets offer quality labour pools and affordability that supports rapid scalability....

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Topics: technology, talent

Q&A: How Deep Trekker turned a summertime hobby into a global business

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 11, 2019

Waterloo has more than 150 years of history in the manufacturing industry, and today the community is home to 1950+ manufacturing companies with 50+ developing technologies in robotics, hardware, aerospace and industry 4.0.

Necessity is the mother of invention, and Deep Trekker founder Sam Macdonald’s dive into underwater robotics brought that proverb to life: she wanted to explore...

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Topics: technology, manufacturing, talent, artificial intelligence, Q&A

Q&A: Why Vidyard keeps its roots in Waterloo while expanding globally

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 18, 2019

Vidyard, creator of an innovative online video platform for business, is one of Waterloo’s most exciting scale-ups. It was one of Deloitte’s 2018 Fast 50 and Technology Fast 500 Fastest Growing Companies, and when the Impact Centre at the University of Toronto studied which Canadian businesses had the best chance of becoming a “unicorn,” Vidyard made that list too.

Founded in 2010 as a video...

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Topics: technology, startup, talent, artificial intelligence, Q&A

Three ways Waterloo helps security companies unlock innovation

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 13, 2019

As technology becomes more powerful, security becomes more central to businesses. Whether it is cloud-based business applications, bank transfers or over-the-air updates to cars, our lives are becoming more and more hackable.

Thankfully, Waterloo’s business community is developing security solutions that make the world a safer, more secure place.

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Topics: security, technology, talent

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