Cisco invests in Waterloo incubation centre and smart grid research

Cisco is making two new investments in Ontario's Kitchener-Waterloo area. The company officially opened the new Cisco Incubation Centre onThursday morning. It will be part of the David Johnston Research andTechnology Park at

Published on: November 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

‘Techtoberfest’ heralds unveiling of 22 tech startups out of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ont.'s $30 million technology accelerator is hosting its demo day today as part of a conference dubbed “Techtoberfest.” Hosted in the Communitech hub that also houses offices for Research in Motion and

Published on: October 12th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Waterloo, Toronto to host first ever Google for Entrepreneurs Week events

Google is launching its first ever Google for Entrepreneurs (G4E) Week around the world with Canadian events planned for Ontario in Waterloo and Toronto over the next few days. G4E lasts from Sept.

Published on: September 24th, 2012 Christine Wong

RIM updates Fusion while founder Lazaridis pledges $100M to nano lab

Remnants of Research in Motion's glorious past are still garnering more headlines than its present efforts to get back on track. Case in point: RIM released an update today of its Fusion mobile

Published on: September 20th, 2012 Christine Wong

Concussion Toolbox app can help avoid deadly consequences

Putting an athlete with a concussion back into the game too early can have deadly consequences. The Concussion Toolbox, an app created by Michael Cinelli and David Inglis, will help trainers, parents and

Published on: September 18th, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Waterloo’s farmers promote local food with mobile app

What do you get when you cross a farmer, a coder and a designer? No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke. It’s a snapshot of a local collaboration of agriculture and

Published on: August 22nd, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Waterloo will be razed by RIM’s funeral pyre

By Francis Moran A recent article in The Verge posited the not uncommon suggestion that as goes RIM, so go the fortunes of its home town, Waterloo. Now, I’ve been travelling down to Waterloo

Published on: August 7th, 2012 Francis Moran

Communitech digital media entrepreneur also a country music sensation

Marc Castel just wanted a coffee one winter morning. But what the Entrepreneur-in-Residence for Communitech got was something far more stimulating than an espresso shot. Making his coffee at a Second Cup in

Published on: August 3rd, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Rebellion Media acquires Jingu Apps

Rebellion Media of Waterloo, Ont. has purchased Toronto-based Jingu Apps Inc. in an all-Canadian acquisition deal.No financial terms were disclosed. Rebellion Media's integrated digital media platform, TRACE, powersWebsites and mobile applications in the

Published on: July 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

$30 million accelerator reveals first 8 startups

A new startup accelerator program in the Waterloo region is out of the gates. Communitech today announced the first round of budding companies it hopes will build themselves up into competitive players with

Published on: July 13th, 2012 Brian Bloom

Communitech’s Apps Factory has a lot to celebrate after its first year

By Kayleigh Platz Only a year old, the Communitech Apps Factory has an impressive resume, including collaborative work that has been showcased at the BMW Guggenheim lab. Communitech Apps Factory partnered with Spurse, a

Published on: July 5th, 2012 Kayleigh Platz

Women’s council endorses personal safety app

The National Council of Women of Canada (NCWC) is endorsing a smartphone app designed by a Waterloo, Ont.-based firm to help keep women safe.Mindr Mobile Inc. released its Personal Monitor app to Google

Published on: June 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Axe falls at RIM as “hundreds” laid off in Waterloo

The axe is falling at Research in Motion.Rumors that jobs will be cut at the Waterloo, Ont. firm are now areality.  At least one RIM employee in that city tweetedyesterday that “hundreds” of

Published on: June 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Ingredients in Waterloo region’s ‘secret sauce’

Waterloo Region aims to be the second-best place on earth to start a tech business. We believe in this goal because we know something special is going on here. We have over 30,000

Published on: June 18th, 2012 Kayleigh Platz