2014 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

All You Can Learn by UIE

UIE’s All You Can Learn is a library of all things UX. With over 120 seminars, from more than 75 experts, this collection allows you or your team to overcome any design challenges on your schedule. With new content added every month, you’re sure to have relevant and timely resources for your current project work right at your fingertips..

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Boltmade is a Web + mobile application development shop based in Waterloo, Canada. Clients range from early stage startups where product strategy, design and development are intertwined to established enterprises with complex requirements.

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Brightspace

More than managing learning, Brightspace improves it. Their technology enables a personalized experience that improves results. It’s the first ever integrated learning platform designed to address the powerful shifts shaping the future of learning and deliver on the promise of a more pervasive, perceptive, and personal learning experience.

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Communitech is Waterloo Region’s hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies. Over the years, we have supported and helped build a tech cluster of nearly 1,000 companies that now generates more than $30 billion in revenue. We support tech companies at all stages of their growth and development to create greater numbers of successful global businesses for Ontario and Canada.

Whether you’re starting or growing your tech business, Communitech can provide access to world-class coaching and mentoring, talent, capital, professional development opportunities, connections, and much more!

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Heist

Heist is a team of researchers and designers from Toronto that works closely with your customers to design experiences that they value, making them happier and more loyal. From startups to enterprises, Heist solves business problems by solving customer problems.

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MetaMarketplace

MetaMarketplace is a B2B travel technology company that connects buyers and sellers through its patent-pending market management system (MMS). Businesses with audiences of committed travelers use this technology to offer certified vacation rentals and boutique hotels in their own branded marketplaces. This creates exciting and exclusive channels of demand for suppliers, who may offer their properties through the MetaMarketplace portfolio after meeting requirements for quality and professionalism to become certified.

Parent company Demeure was founded in 2009 in Waterloo, Canada and has additional offices in London, UK and Vienna, Austria.

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Gold Sponsors

Kik

Kik Messenger has become the simplest, fastest, most life-like chat experience you can get on a smartphone. But Kik isn’t just about instant messaging. Kik fans are already exchanging videos, sketches, smileys and more, with apps that have been built using the Kik API. With over 50 million beloved Kik fans and a phenomenal team, Kik is helping to define the smartphone era.

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City of Kitchener

The City of Kitchener, located in southwestern Ontario, Canada, has been the home of Fluxible for four years. And it’s a great fit, as the City’s Economic Development Strategy highlights design as significant to a strong diversified economy, a key driver of local innovation in all industries, and a source of cultural vitality for the community.

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Silver Sponsors

Conestoga College School of Media + Design

Conestoga College, with campuses throughout Waterloo Region, is Ontario’s fastest growing college and a leader in polytechnic education. Conestoga’s School of Media and Design offers dynamic programs that span all aspects of media, communication and design. Their project-based, experiential learning model provides students with practical/applied learning in studio and lab environments..

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Google for Entrepreneurs

Google for Entrepreneurs knows that you have an idea and can help make it happen through local programs and online resources to launch and scale your business. Communitech is the only Canadian member of Google for Entrepreneurs — a tech hub network aimed at strengthening local communities of entrepreneurs.

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Karos Health

Karos Health develops products that enable collaboration in healthcare, improving the quality of patient care around the world. The company’s Rialto platform empowers healthcare enterprises to implement cross-community access to information, facilitating collaboration between healthcare providers and patients.

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O'Reilly

O’Reilly spreads the knowledge of innovators through its technology books, online services, magazines, research, and tech conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, O’Reilly has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

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REAP

REAP (Research Entrepreneurs Accelerating Progress) is a new, non-credit research initiative at the University of Waterloo that pays undergraduate students while teaching them to develop new uses and markets for interactive display technologies. Arts-led, though not arts-exclusive, the program employs the students from all faculties as research entrepreneurs for short and longer duration projects.

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Rosenfeld Media

Rosenfeld Media connects people interested in designing better user experiences with the best expertise available — in the formats that make the most sense, and in ways that demonstrate the value of UX. As UX becomes mission critical for more industries, organizations, and people, Rosenfeld Media will be there — as a trusted source of really helpful, really valuable expertise that helps make sense of user experience design.

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UserTesting

UserTesting knows that usability testing can be a pain. It can be expensive and time-consuming. As a result, it doesn’t happen enough. But UserTesting bridges the gap between no user testing and expensive user testing, letting you “look over the shoulder” of people in your target audience while they use your website. And they make it fast, easy, and inexpensive, so you’re more likely to do it.

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