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Waterloo EDC Blog

News round-up: 10 business and investment stories from March 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on April 1, 2019

There was a lot of exciting news in Waterloo over the last month, including investment and expansion announcements from numerous tech and robotics companies, an exciting new global product launch from Google Canada’s Waterloo office and more.

Here are 10 great business and investment stories:

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Topics: technology, industry news, expansion stories

How to build a collaborative tech ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 28, 2019

Waterloo is one of the most dynamic economic regions in North America. An epicentre of activity where Google, Deloitte, D2L, North and other top tech companies mingle with a vibrant start-up ecosystem. Today, Waterloo is home to the second highest density of startup companies and one of the fastest growing tech talent markets in North America. Planned real estate development in the core of...

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Topics: technology, talent, ecosystem

Security firm eSentire announces $47 million investment and expansion

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 14, 2019

Last week, Waterloo-based cybersecurity firm eSentire announced a new $47 million investment to supercharge research and development and a relocation within the community to accommodate its rapid expansion.

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Topics: security, technology, expansion stories

Cluster map illustrates Waterloo's world-class security ecosystem

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 7, 2019

Waterloo has a long-established reputation for innovation in security. Our researchers helped invent elliptic-curve cryptography, which helped keep the world secure for the last 15 years. Blackberry, a company known primarily for building the world’s most secure smartphones, was founded here. Today, Waterloo is home to more than 50 security companies committed to making the world a safer place.

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Topics: security, technology, ecosystem

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