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Waterloo EDC Blog

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: tech, manufacturing, talent, artificial intelligence, Q&A

Nine big ways Waterloo has changed in the last 10 years

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 20, 2019

Over the last decade, Waterloo has transformed into a hub for innovation, tech excellence and a place where industry giants come to thrive. From the creation of tech incubators to the re-emergence of Waterloo icons, this community has supported the growth and development of a robust tech ecosystem. We have compiled a list of nine developments from the last decade that have helped build...

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Topics: tech, talent, business

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: tech, startup, 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

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