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Entrepreneurship

Engineering's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem 

Nestled in the Silicon Valley of the North, the University of Waterloo is intensely entrepreneurial by nature, surrounded by tech sector icons and startups dedicated to innovation, and developing new technologies with global impact. 

This powerful combination led to a complete entrepreneurial ecosystem that supports a culture of collaboration, creativity and relentless risk-taking - cultivating some of Canada's youngest and most successful entrepreneurs. Over 600 companies in Canada and abroad have ties to Waterloo's Faculty of Engineering. 

There is an undeniable reputation throughout tech of the kind of engineering talent that comes out of the University of Waterloo. The students here are probably going to be the business leaders of this century. - Alexis Ohanian, Co-founder, Reddit