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Shopify raises its profile in Waterloo with larger office, plans to hire

WATERLOO, Ont. – Canadian e-commerce startup Shopify Inc. is raising its profile in the hotbed of the country’s technology sector with plans to hire more people for a larger office in Waterloo, Ont.

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TD to create 120 jobs at new tech facility in Waterloo – Communitech News

TD Bank group is expanding in Waterloo with a new tech facility a year after opening a TD innovation lab in the Communitech Hub.

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The new Waterloo office is an extension of TD’s effort to promote innovation within the bank, in which employees are challenged to come up with ideas and think differently about their customers’ needs. So far, the bank has collected close to 10,000 ideas, a process that has helped it chart its digital course for the future.

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Sober Steering named as Top Ten Startup of the New Automotive Industry – Accelerator Centre

AC Client, and soon to be Graduate, Sober Steering was named one of the Top Ten Startups of the New Automotive Industry today …

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Sober Steering, the world’s only touch based alcohol interlock, has developed groundbreaking technology to prevent drunk driving. Its sensors, inserted directly into a steering wheel of a vehicle, have proven that alcohol can be detected at the palm of the hand in less than five minutes after initial ingestion. If alcohol is detected above a preset limit, the vehicle is immobilized. Random retests ensure the driver maintains sobriety while en route. Its Zero Tolerance System is designed for fleets like school buses, coaches, hazmat, and construction vehicles.

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A Four-Step Program for Entrepreneurial Success

Sharing entrepreneur success stories can spark insight and inspiration for founders in the startup community.

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Entrepreneurs who are changing the world come in all shapes and sizes, but the key tenets of entrepreneurial success are surprisingly consistent across all entrepreneurs: focus, tenacity, ecosystem of support, rapid iteration, learning from failure and making informed choices.

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Province Partners with Ball Service Group to Expand and Create Jobs

Ontario is partnering with Ball Service Group to expand the company’s Kitchener plant and grow its business, which will create 10 new jobs and retain 26 positions over three years announce Daiene Vernile, MPP Kitchener Centre.

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Ball Service Group manufactures a broad range of industrial equipment for the automotive, mining, construction and environmental markets. With over $200,000 in support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, the company will be able to expand its facility, purchase new equipment, and increase its design and production capabilities to meet the growing demand for its products.

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Daily Exchange – Posting

BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in secure mobile communications, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of AtHoc, a leading provider of secure, networked crisis communications.

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AtHoc has customers around the world in both the public and private sectors, and is the leading crisis communications provider to the U.S. Departments of Defense (DoD) and Homeland Security (DHS). 

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Year of Code Waterloo Region (YoCWR) Welcomes Microsoft as Top-Tier Sponsor

” Year of Code Waterloo Region announced two new partnerships advancing digital literacy in our communities. Microsoft joins Communitech as a top-tier sponsor of the Year of Code Waterloo Region. 

YoCWR also announced that the work being started this year will continue in 2016 through Hive Waterloo, which has been officially recognized by the Mozilla Foundation as a Hive Learning Community, part of the global Hive Learning Network (hivelearningnetworks.org).” 

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“Thanks to Microsoft and the Mozilla Foundation, we will be able to continue our work increasing digital literacy for all in the Region, developing learning resources to share online and through our community partners, libraries, and schools,” said Stephanie Rozek, Year of Code Waterloo Region’s Campaign Director.


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