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Four Waterloo companies on list of potential tech “unicorns”

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 12, 2020

The annual Narwhal List of top companies based on global growth prospects identified four Waterloo companies as potential unicorns.

The term “narwhal” (a Canadian version of “unicorn”) is used to describe a private company valued at more than $1 billion that has the potential to go public. The Narwhal List identifies companies with the highest potential of unicorn success using a metric they...

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Topics: security, technology, artificial intelligence

News roundup: Waterloo kicks off new decade with big headlines

Posted by Waterloo EDC on February 4, 2020

Waterloo kicked off the new year and a new decade right with big business and investment news - from medical incubators opening their doors to major new funding for a local Internet-of-Things company. If January is any indication, 2020 is going to be a big year for Waterloo.

Here are six Waterloo business and investment stories from January:

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Topics: technology, automotive, talent, business, site selection

What is the Toronto-Waterloo Corridor?

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 27, 2020

Waterloo is a special place for tech. It has unique tech credentials that places it among North America’s most dynamic tech hubs. It’s home to Canada’s three fastest-growing tech businesses and a globally renowned top tech university, as well as multinational businesses like Google, SAP and Faire.

Yes, we are proud of our hometown.

That said, the ace up Waterloo’s sleeve is one we don’t...

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Topics: technology, talent, business, site selection

Waterloo-based Northern Digital makes measurements the world can trust

Posted by Waterloo EDC on January 20, 2020

For over three decades, Northern Digital Inc. (NDI) has built a reputation as a leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced 3D measurement technology systems.

With more than 45,000 installations worldwide, NDI’s optical measurement and electromagnetic tracking solutions are trusted by the world’s top OEMs and institutes for the most complex—and groundbreaking—tracking applications in...

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Topics: technology, talent, artificial intelligence

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