Waterloo EDC Blog

Startup Genome report highlights Toronto-Waterloo growth

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 14, 2022

Startup Genome’s annual Global Startup Ecosystem Report has recognized Toronto-Waterloo as the top tech ecosystem in Canada, #8 in North America and #17 globally.

The Startup Genome report is the world’s most comprehensive and widely-read research on startups, with nearly 300 innovation ecosystems and more than three million companies included in the analysis. The report ranks ecosystems using...


Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection

The world's best and biggest tech schools

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 13, 2022

At a certain point quality is quality.

For example, when ranking the 1,400 best universities in the world, being in the top-25 is a pretty big deal. That’s the top 1.7%. We can all agree that the students who come from those programs are of the highest quality and the difference between #5 and #20 is meaningless for your company.

When quality is (almost) equal you have to move onto other...


Topics: technology, talent, R&D

Q&A: Waterloo EDC’s Catharine Gerhard on helping tech companies grow

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 8, 2022

Expanding into a new country isn’t easy. In fact, without help, it’s pretty hard.

That’s why Waterloo EDC exists – to simplify the process. We connect companies looking to expand with people who have a track record of making these expansions smooth and successful.

Catharine Gerhard is a Market Development Manager at Waterloo EDC. She has years of experience helping foreign companies set up shop...


Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection, Q&A

May Wrap-Up: Creative talent on the rise

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 1, 2022

Kicking the summer off right, this month we saw new tech funding rounds, growing partnerships with our higher education institutions and more.

Here are the top stories from May 2022:


Topics: tech, technology, manufacturing, talent, business, R&D

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