Behind the scenes of a Hyperloop kickstarter campaign

Waterloop has successfully funded our first two phases in the SpaceX Hyperloop competition, but building one of the world's first Hyperloop prototypes isn't just exciting, fun, and incredibly hard, it also will cost

Published on: October 28th, 2016 Waterloop

Mayors’ trip promoting ‘The Corridor’ to Silicon Valley gets mixed reaction from entrepreneurs

At the CityAge conference in San Francisco, Toronto Mayor John Tory stood next to a large, simplified map comparing the distance between Toronto and Waterloo, Ont. to that of San Francisco and San

Published on: April 7th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Compass shares lessons learned from Hong Kong’s startup eco-system

Hong Kong holds great potential to become a hotbed for startups in the FinTech and Internet of Things space, but a lack of technical talent and a culture of negativity towards entrepreneurialism is

Published on: January 28th, 2016 Brian Jackson

66 per cent of consumers more likely to shop at mobile-friendly retailers: SOTI

That consumers are increasingly demanding a mobile-friendly retail environment is nothing new, but a Jan. 18 report by Waterloo-based mobile software developer SOTI Inc. highlights just how much the industry has to gain

Published on: January 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Justin Trudeau helps open Google Canada’s new R&D headquarters

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stepped into Google Canada's new Kitchener, Ont.-based office for a morning of playing with 3D printers, leading students on a virtual reality tour of Parliament Hill, playing video games,

Published on: January 14th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Waterloo held up as the model for startup ecosystems

A new report has pitted Ontario’s Waterloo region against giant startup metropolises such as Rio de Janeiro and Atlanta. The research, titled “Waterloo, The David vs. Goliath of Startup Ecosystems,” closely examines the

Published on: November 2nd, 2015 Lindsey Peacock

Thalmic Labs Myo armband hits consumer release, for sale on Amazon

Waterloo, Ont.-based Thalmic Labs released its arm band that allows users to interact with computers with a wave or a flick of the wrist for sale on Amazon.com on Monday. Previously only available

Published on: March 2nd, 2015 Brian Jackson

#ITWCchats – Take a trip down wearables alley chat recap

Updated 5:01 pm E.S.T. We just finished another amazing discussion with wearables startup labs from Toronto and around North America and were also joined by many wearables enthusiasts. A special thanks to our

Published on: January 6th, 2015 Hibah Ahmed

Waterloo’s IQC working on sensors with single molecule precision

The University of Waterloo's Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) expects that sensors able to detect properties at the molecular level will be one of the first realized technologies to come out of the

Published on: September 18th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Ontario kicks in $120 M for OpenText jobs plan

Waterloo, Ont.-based enterprise software firm OpenText Corp. will create 1,200 new jobs across Ontario over the next seven years with an infusion of $120 million from the Ontario government, the company announced this

Published on: April 25th, 2014 Brian Jackson

I Think Security launches all-in-one solution for mobile, cloud, and desktops

I Think Security Ltd., a data security startup based in Waterloo, Ont., is launching a new security solution that aims to protect businesses’ data on desktops, on mobile devices, and in the cloud

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Canadian technology awards celebrate ‘Made in Canada’

After Scott Vanstone’s wife, Sherry Shannon-Vanstone, received a posthumous award in her husband’s honour, she mentioned his dedication to teaching and to furthering the Canadian tech scene through his students. Vanstone, a former

Published on: March 27th, 2014 Candice So

New mobile platform helps restaurants improve customer experiences

About a year and a half ago, Cris Jucan was out with some friends at a restaurant, waiting for a server to get them a fresh round of drinks. But with no server

Published on: March 4th, 2014 Candice So

Auvik to simplify IT administrators’ lives with new product in beta

With the IT environments in many workplaces becoming more and more complicated, Auvik Networks Inc. has a solution that should help IT administrators with the rigueur of their day-to-day jobs. Founded in November

Published on: March 3rd, 2014 Candice So