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www.communitech.ca. Waterloo Region A Smart Move. www.communitech.ca. Tech sector generates $25 billion revenue/a 800 tech firms 300+ burgeoning startups 30,000 employed at tech firms 1,600 tech jobs 123% growth rate in software careers Over $ ½ billion in acquisitions in 2010.

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www.communitech.ca

Waterloo Region

A Smart Move

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www.communitech.ca

Tech sector generates $25 billion revenue/a

800 tech firms

300+ burgeoning startups

30,000 employed at tech firms

1,600 tech jobs

123% growth rate in software careers

Over$½ billion in acquisitions in 2010

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Waterloo Region is home to

  • Canada’s largest tech company
  • Canada’s largest software company
  • World’s leading projection technology company
  • Canada’s largest satellite company
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… and about 800 other tech firms

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Ok we could only fit less than half of them on here…

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300 Tech Startups

(a crazy big number for ½ million community)

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PTC (MKS)

  • Teledyne (DALSA)
  • RIM (TinyHippos)
  • Roper Industries (NDI)

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Canada’s Hottest Tech Acquisition Market

Google (Reqwireless, PostRank)

Intel (RapidMind)

Electronic Arts (J2Play)

Sony (EA)

3M (HighjumpSoftware)

Oracle (Siebel Systems)

Adobe (Inscriber)

Harris (Leitch; Inscriber)

SAP (Sybase)

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Waterloo Region, in a nutshell

  • ½ million people, growing fast
  • 750,000 by 2040
  • An hour from Toronto
  • Best place to invest in real estate (Real Estate Investment Network 2011)
  • Other key industries:
    • Manufacturing (Toyota)
    • Finance/Insurance (Manulife, Sun Life)
    • Education
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Education

  • University of Waterloo, Canada’s math, engineering, computer science university
  • WilfridLaurier University, and Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  • 98,000 post-secondary students, including 26,000 coopeducation students (58,000 full-time, 40,000 part-time)
  • 150 research institutes
  • 3x national average patents per million