New contest gets students to harness data

Communitech's Database program and Students Offering Support, a charity for students, are launching a new competition for university students to rise to a challenge by leveraging big data - with a grand prize

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 30th, 2014 Candice So

Halifax startup records interview videos, helps BlackBerry workers get on their feet

With BlackBerry Ltd. set to close its offices in Halifax, N.S., in January, leaving more than 300 workers jobless, a local startup has made plans to try to help BlackBerry’s former employees find

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 2013 Candice So

Tech firms large and small ready to hire BlackBerry cast-offs

When BlackBerry Ltd. announced last week it would be axing 4,500 jobs sometime before Christmas, the tech community in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. was left reeling. While the embattled company hasn’t said if all of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

Jack Dorsey tells Waterloo he’s opening up local Square office

The co-founder of Twitter and Square visited Waterloo, Ont. and Toronto today and announced he's opening up a permanent office in the Waterloo region. Jack Dorsey delivered the news as part of a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadian businesses slower to embrace data analysis, study finds

Canadian businesses are eyeing data analytics with keener interest than ever before, but many of them have been slow to start using data to make decisions, says a new study from Deloitte Analytics.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 15th, 2013 Candice So

Communitech’s Database program to launch satellites, harvest ‘big data’

Collecting  big data from partners in the government, academic, and private sector and finding new uses for it is the new, broader focus for the Database program at Communitech, the Waterloo, Ont. hub

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 13th, 2013 Candice So

Hyperdrive unveils new startups; set for six months of intense acceleration

Hyperdrive has announced its third cohort today, the first group to be in its program for six months rather than just three. Eleven companies garnered spots for this cohort, housed in Communitech, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2013 Candice So

Emerging country music star applies Lean Startup lessons

Last year we met Hannah Chapplain, a musician venturing into the world of entrepreneurship and digital media as a new client of Communitech and the Canadian Digital Media Network. Chapplain was a bit of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2013 Kayleigh Platz

Wavefront to partner with Waterloo startup accelerator

National tech accelerator Wavefront is joining forces with another regional tech hub to help Canadian wireless and tech companies grow and succeed. Wavefront is partnering with Communitech, a tech hub that supports about

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2013 Candice So

Cream.hr: Turn hours of resume filtering into minutes

Anyone responsible for sorting through a pile of resumes when hiring for an open position will appreciate what Cream.hr offers to do – filter out just the cream of the crop before you

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

BeanEvo: accounting evolved

This Web-based application offers an easy-to-use accounts payable solution. It’s a cost-effective solution to help achieve the paperless office and it’s aimed at mid-sized companies. BeanEvo has already raised $100,000 and is looking

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

PumpUp: fitness just got personal

PumpUp makes getting fit simple by providing a personal trainer in an app. Users answer a few questions and a workout plan is built for them, providing instructions on how to exercise. The

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

ESL Explorer: the best way to study English abroad

Think of it as the Expedia.com specifically for travel based around learning English as a second language (ESL). The online marketplace presents a catalogue of schools with ratings and reviews provided by social

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Dandy: it takes a community to raise an app

Dandy takes a community approach to developing apps and paying those developers. It wants to solve the problem of the disconnect between the amount of revenue being generated by app stores and the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson