Tech About Town: Darin White on making your career

He’s a hacker. A photographer. A maker. A blogger. Darin White is a familiar figure in Waterloo Region. His multi-hyphenated job title showcases his broad range of talents. Most recently, White spent 12 years at BlackBerry, the last few leading a team in the Security Research Group. I didn’t meet White through his tech work, […]

A startup nation focused on Waterloo Region: Minister of Citizenship and Immigration

Waterloo Region is the best place in Canada to start a business, making it a natural choice for entrepreneurial immigrants. But the relationship is a two-way street, as we want to bring the world’s best talent to one place: Waterloo Region. “A technology hub that the world is hearing about is certainly drawing interest like […]

The road to success: Thalmic Labs is just getting started

Waterloo Region is no stranger to startups that take off and become worldwide successes. BlackBerry, Desire2Learn and Kik all fit this criteria and Thalmic Labs is the most recent to join the list. It’s been a mere two years since co-founders Stephen Lake, Matthew Bailey and Aaron Grant started Thalmic Labs and moved into the […]

D2L ‘just getting warmed up’ with $85M Series B round: Baker

Kitchener-based Desire2Learn has closed an $85-million Series B investment round as its global footprint in educational technology grows at an ever-quicker pace. It’s the second time in two years that D2L, as it is colloquially known, has taken on  investment, following the $80-million Series A round it closed in 2012, the first outside funding the […]

View from the ‘Loo: CityAge conference Oct. 9-10 to focus on supercluster

It’s one thing to build a city. It’s another to build a high-performance, hyper-connected entrepreneurial community spanning several cities along a 110-kilometre urban corridor. That’s exactly what business and civic leaders envision for southern Ontario: an innovation “supercluster,” anchored by Waterloo Region to the west and Toronto to the east, similar in scope to the […]

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