Thursday, May 16, 2013

University of Waterloo's unique business program fosters 'techie' entrepreneurs

For as long as he could remember, Aaron Grant, a University of Waterloo alumni, has always dreamed of starting his own business. Now, at the age of 23, his dream has come true.

Barely out of university with a mechatronics degree, the young techie entrepreneur is already making waves with his company, Thalmic Labs, in the country's tech hub in the Canadian city of Waterloo.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Innovative ideas come alive at Accelerator Centre

Like the mill beside the mine, the new Stratford Accelerator Centre is helping process the brightest and best technological ideas from today’s innovators and turn them into something substantial.

Developed in partnership with the University of Waterloo Stratford campus, the City of Stratford and the Canadian Digital Media Network, the Accelerator Centre celebrated its grand opening Thursday.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

How Ontario plans to become the world’s top technology hub

Canadians: humble, mild, polite, with a global reputation for being non-aggressive.

Except, of course, at a hockey game. And, increasingly, in Ontario, where startups, government, industry, universities, angels, and venture capitalists are working aggressively to try to create the world’s leading technology hub.“We want the world’s next biggest tech company to be built in Ontario,” the most populous Canadian province’s minister of research and innovation, Reza Moridi, told a small group of journalists recently in Toronto.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

View from the 'Loo: It's about the soil not the building'

It’s always good to hear about a new building for startups in Waterloo Region.

It’s even better to hear that the people planning the building have an appreciation for the soil beneath it.

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