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Q&A: Here’s why global auto OEMs are choosing Waterloo to innovate

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 16, 2019

The automotive sector, a major of driver of economic prosperity in North American communities, has been evolving with technological change ever since the first mass produced cars came off the assembly lines in the early 20th century.

But now, the pace and the type of change is nothing short of revolutionary.

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

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

News round-up: Nine business and investment stories from April 2019

Posted by Waterloo EDC on May 1, 2019

There was a lot of exciting news in Waterloo over the last month, including multiple major government funding announcements, significant news about Toyota’s manufacturing plans and reporting on a US tech exodus to Canada.

Here are nine great business and investment stories:

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Topics: quantum, technology, manufacturing, automotive, artificial intelligence

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