TribeHR staying in Waterloo after NetSuite acquisition

San Mateo, Calif.-based NetSuite Inc. has acquired Waterloo, Ont.-based human capital management (HCM) software firm TribeHR, the firms announced today. The merger will create the first complete cloud-based solution to include both an

Published on: October 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

BlackBerry finds buyer in Fairfax for $4.7 billion

A consortium of investors lead by Toronto-based Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd. have offered to increase their role from BlackBerry's largest shareholder to its majority owner for $4.7 billion, Howard Solomon reports on IT

Published on: September 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

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

University of Waterloo to explore fringes of electromagnetic spectrum with new wireless facility

The University of Waterloo opened a new wireless technologies facility today, one that will be used to test electromagnetic devices. The Centre for Intelligent Antenna and Radio Systems (CIARS) cost about $15 million

Published on: September 13th, 2013 Candice So

Ontario’s hottest Startups? – There’s an app for that!

Landing in my inbox yesterday was a cool little app Ontario's Hottest Startups --  a high-level look at nearly 200 players in the Ontario startup ecosystem. More than just a list, the searchable

Published on: September 12th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

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

Hyperdrive adds Toronto demo day to program

The Hyperdrive accelerator program run out of Waterloo, Ont.-based Communitech Hub will extend its intensive development period from three months to six months, it announced today. After completing two cohorts in its first

Published on: July 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Can’t write? Waterloo startup hopes to help

Ten technology startups will make their pitch in Waterloo, Ont.  Thursday for a chance at pocketing $25,000 and a spot in an accelerator program at the University of Waterloo. Velocity is hosting its

Published on: July 23rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

First iFundWaterloo campaign to fund service dogs for autistic kids

The first campaign on the city of Waterloo’s local crowdfunding platform is now under way. On July 1, the city of Waterloo, Ont. launched its own crowdfunding platform for citizens interested in funding

Published on: July 15th, 2013 Candice So

Waterloo gets its own crowdfunding hub

Aside from Canada Day, Waterloo, Ont. has something else to celebrate today - the launching of a new crowdfunding platform specifically designed for citizen engagement purposes that is backed by city hall. The

Published on: July 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ex-Facebook employees launch data visualization startup Polychart

Startup name: Polychart Co-founders: Lisa Zhang, CEO; Samson Hu, vice-president of business development; Fravic Fernando, vice-president of user experience Funding: Raised $135,000 in seed funding Startup premise: Back in 2010, higher-ups in the

Published on: June 14th, 2013 Candice So

Find your way around Waterloo with MappedIn’s new app

A startup has launched a free mobile wayfinding app to help shoppers find their way around Waterloo, Ont.'s downtown business area. And being Waterloo, yes, it’s available on BlackBerry. MappedIn developed the free

Published on: June 6th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

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