View from the ‘Loo: Internet of Things presents billions of opportunities

He works at a financial services company, lives in Cambridge and has four kids. He’s also helping to move Waterloo Region into the centre of an exploding segment of the technology market that will soon dwarf the one occupied by smartphones, tablets and PCs combined: the Internet of Things, or IoT. He is Ian Pilon, […]

Film on local startup community earns cheers from packed house

From a town of textiles and automotive to a region that creates technology companies fit for Y Combinator, it’s all entrepreneurship cut from the same cloth. Startup Community, a film by local photographer Taylor Jackson, was a startup in its own sense. Jackson found the inspiration for the film about Waterloo Region’s tech cluster some […]

Links We Love 04.11.14

  It’s that time again. Welcome to another edition of the Communitech Grow Factor Links We Love blog. This week we’re covering: the French movement of banning responding to work emails after work hours, why Adobe isn’t a fan of performance reviews, why Material Minds founder Charles Plant wants you to be better at strategy […]

Charles Plant on the most important project your company will ever have

When was the last time you peeked at your annual strategic plan? Do you know whether you’re aligning your progress with your goals? Are you using metrics to analyze individual and organizational success? For Charles Plant, entrepreneur and former MaRS Discovery District Managing Director, executing strategy was a struggle. He realized that he prepared an […]

View from the ‘Loo: A great pitch is only the beginning

If you’ve spent any length of time around the Communitech Hub over the past few years, you might recognize the guys in the two photos above. On the left is Ivan Lukianchuk, best known as founder of Will Pwn 4 Food, a gaming-for-money platform and Cohort 1 alum from our HYPERDRIVE accelerator program. A die-hard […]

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