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UWaterloo startups generate 2nd highest investor ROI in North America

Posted by Waterloo EDC on September 9, 2021

If you’re searching for higher return on investment, look no further than Waterloo.

With impressive velocity, University of Waterloo startups sped to a 2nd place ROI ranking in North America, according to a new report from AngelList Ventures. The report ranks academic institutions by the markup rate of their alumni’s ventures.

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Topics: technology, talent, university of waterloo

New era of tech leadership begins in Waterloo

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 20, 2021

Change is in the air.

For 17 years, Communitech – Canada’s leading innovation hub – had Iain Klugman at the helm. For more than a decade, the president of the University of Waterloo – one of the world’s top technology schools – was Feridun Hamdullahpur. For seven years, Paul Salvini has served as the chief executive officer of Canada’s #1 private business accelerator – the Accelerator Centre.

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Topics: technology, talent, university of waterloo

June Wrap-up: Tech heats up

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 2, 2021

With the warm weather kicking in, Waterloo tech news got even hotter this month. Big names like MasterClass and Verily have announced expansions into the region while local tech scale-ups Faire, ApplyBoard, SkyWatch and Tulip raised a combined $683M. There’s a lot to cover, but we’re here to fill you in.

Here are the top stories from June 2021:

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Topics: technology, university of waterloo, expansion stories

UWaterloo moves up in QS World University Rankings

Posted by Waterloo EDC on June 14, 2021

For the first time, the University of Waterloo has moved into the top-150 in the QS World University Overall Rankings, which grades institutions on reputation, teaching, research and global outreach across all disciplines.

The 2022 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) global university rankings placed UWaterloo at 149th worldwide, an improvement of 17 spots over 2021 and 24 spots over 2020. A top-150...

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Topics: technology, talent, university of waterloo

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