With hundreds of startups, Canada’s fastest-growing scale-ups and some of the world’s biggest tech companies, Waterloo is the most dynamic tech business ecosystem in Canada.
We have 500+ tech startups working on solutions in fintech, autotech, robotics, automation, artificial intelligence and more. In 2020, Deloitte reported that Waterloo was home to the two fastest-growing tech companies in Canada and, in the last year, we’ve added three unicorn companies –Faire, ApplyBoard and Arctic Wolf. Our cadre of tech multinationals includes significant Google, SAP and BlackBerry offices. Want to know more about our tech business community?
Our support ecosystem is one-of-a-kind, with Canada’s top innovation hub (Communitech), Canada’s #1 private business accelerator (The Accelerator Centre) and Canada’s most productive incubator (Velocity) working together to help startups, scale-ups and established companies innovate and grow.
All of this is within a 10km/6.5mi radius.
Tech Headlines From KW
- Constant Contact Establishes New Innovation Lab in Kitchener-Waterloo
- San Francisco’s MasterClass To Establish Engineering Headquarters In Waterloo
- Kitchener’s Faire Valued At $7 Billion, Expects To Double Headcount
- Kitchener’s DOZR To Double Headcount After $27.5 Million Series B
KW’s Top 3 Tech Employers
ApplyBoard is an online platform that empowers students around the world to access the best education. Founded in 2015, ApplyBoard has grown to become the world’s largest online platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 100,000 students with their educational journey.
Faire was founded in 2017 on the belief that the future of retail is local. Our mission is to help independent entrepreneurs chase their dreams, from the artisan candlemaker hoping to grow her business to the enterprising shopkeeper stocking his shelves with unique goods for his community. That’s why we built Faire, an online wholesale marketplace empowering small business owners and independent brands to buy and sell wholesale online.
3. Artic Wolf
The cybersecurity industry has an effectiveness problem. Every year new technologies, vendors, and solutions emerge—yet despite this constant innovation, high-profile breaches are all over the headlines. In response, organizations have scrambled to develop a better security posture, but the dizzying array of options leaves resource-constrained IT and security leaders wondering how to proceed. Enter Arctic Wolf, the market leader in Security Operations.
Uvaro is a Waterloo-based sales success company that aims to straddle a unique line between education, skill-building, and career support. Online programs from 4 to 12 weeks target key areas such as Tech Sales Foundations, Customer Success Management, and Sales Leadership. Alongside supplemental workshops and coaching, courses are offered live with small cohorts to maximize Uvaro’s collaboration-centric approach to training.