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Q&A: University of Waterloo expert talks corporate opportunities in applied AI

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 6, 2019

Artificial Intelligence has already permeated the world around us, with such profound implications for the economy and society it can be classified as a second digital revolution, as powerful as the first.

Unlike programming computers with a detailed set of instructions, much of today’s artificial intelligence (AI) uses “machine learning” techniques to enable the software to “learn” from the...

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

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: tech, startup, talent

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

Three key business expansion takeaways from Faire’s growth story

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 9, 2019

 

A new article from Forbes shines a spotlight on Max Rhodes and his ascendant tech company, Faire. This wide-ranging piece, written by tech founder and startup fundraising guru Alejandro Cremades, touches on the many reasons Rhodes was able to build a $500 million business in just 24 months.

One section, in particular, caught our eye. 

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Topics: technology, talent

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