Prime Minister tries Thalmic Labs’ wearable tech on for size

Waterloo's Thalmic Labs played host to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper last Friday during an official government trip to Communitech. Harper was visiting Communitech and stopped by Thalmic Labs to see the progress it

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Karim Kanji

Payroll solutions provider Wagepoint beta-launches in the U.S.

Correction: The original version of this story and its accompanying headline said Wagepoint had launched in the U.S. Wagepoint is currently in a beta launch. The story also quoted Rao as saying: "If

Published on: May 9th, 2014 Candice So

Federal budget puts $3M towards Open Data Institute

With $3 million in funding and the blessing of the federal government, a mix of public, private, and academic organizations will be creating an Open Data Institute in Waterloo, Ont. During Tuesday’s budget

Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published on: March 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson