Waterloo EDC Blog

WLU ScaleUp companies top $1 billion in funding

Posted by Waterloo EDC on July 6, 2021

Wilfrid Laurier University has announced that Lazaridis ScaleUp program companies have surpassed $1 billion in new capital raised. This news comes just one year after Velocity, the Waterloo-based incubator, also announced that its graduate companies had raised more than $1 billion in investment.

The Lazaridis ScaleUp program seeks to help high-potential Canadian companies transition from...


Topics: technology, talent, wilfrid laurier

Four eye-opening facts about Wilfrid Laurier University

Posted by Waterloo EDC on November 7, 2019

Wilfrid Laurier University (Laurier) is one of three outstanding post-secondary institutions located in Waterloo. Recognized for their exceptional business degree program and a wide range of experiential learning opportunities, Laurier plays a key role in filling Waterloo’s talent pipeline with a highly trained professional workforce.With over 19,000 students in nine faculties across four...


Topics: talent, quantum technology, wilfrid laurier

Here's how Waterloo fills your tech company's talent gaps

Posted by Waterloo EDC on March 19, 2019

Waterloo benefits from having three of Canada’s most highly-regarded post-secondary institutions – the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and Conestoga College. For tech companies looking to grow, these schools are an incredible resource with a multitude of tech-specific programs.


Topics: university of waterloo, conestoga college, wilfrid laurier

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