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!
Shopify Plus is an ecommerce platform for high-volume and high-growth merchants. While that’s the Wall Street description, here’s the real story: we love solving problems, designing opportunities and doing whatever it takes to help our merchants win in the incredibly dynamic and forward thinking world of commerce.
TD helps more than 11 million customers across Canada bank, save, run their businesses, invest, and manage their finances at every stage of life! TD has two technology spaces in Waterloo Region: our TD Lab at Communitech, and our new technology center #TD55. You can engage with our local teams via @TDLab.
Wilfrid Laurier’s Bachelor’s in User Experience Design (B.Des-UXD) takes an interdisciplinary approach to develop the creative and critical thinking skills needed to be well-rounded contributors to the experience design process. Students progressively work towards mastery of all aspects of user-centered design, including undertaking needs assessments, creating design solutions, and evaluating outcomes. Hands-on learning experiences are integrated throughout the program, including community engaged experiential learning, internships and Co-op.
We’re agile! We’re lean! We’re user experienced! More importantly, Zeitspace is a software product design and development consultancy with deep expertise and real-world experience. We engage in wonderful projects with clients who are as passionate about creating great software products as we are.
D2L (Desire2Learn) is the software leader that makes learning experiences better. The company’s cloud-based platform, Brightspace, is easy to use, flexible, and smart. With Brightspace, organizations can personalize the experience for every learner to deliver real results.
Akendi applies equal parts user experience expertise and creative design excellence. We uncover insights about user behaviour, combine this knowledge with inspired creative design, and scientifically architect the user’s experience to meet organizational goals. The results are intentional product and service experiences that enable organizations to increase uptake, engage users, and improve their effectiveness.
Balsamiq is the maker of Mockups — the rapid wireframing software that combines the simplicity of paper sketching with the power of a digital tool so that teams can focus on what’s important. Balsamiq is a small and personable company that competes on usability and customer service. Balsamiq believes work should be fun, and that life is too short for bad software.
Block Zero is a design & innovation studio, collaborating with companies of all sizes to define, design and develop their next generation of products and services. Founded in 2015 in Sweden, they have closely collaborated with the likes of IKEA, Electrolux, MioVision, Neo4j, and Swift Labs in a variety of areas such as Smart Homes, Mobility as a Service, E-Health, Wearables, Augmented Reality, and Vision Intelligence.
The City of Kitchener, located in southwestern Ontario, Canada, has hosted Fluxible events since the beginning in 2012. And it’s a great fit, as the City’s Economic Development Strategy recognizes user experience 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.
Here at The Sign Depot we believe a good sign is the sign of a good business. We know a good sign is good for your business. For more than 20 years, we have honed our sign craft and pursued excellence in our work. Our talents are wide and results narrow… outstanding.
The City of Waterloo is known internationally as a creative, innovative, and entrepreneurial community. In addition to our renowned cultural industries, Waterloo is also home to a vibrant arts, culture and heritage sector that boasts hundreds of independent media and visual artists, performers, and writers.