Digiday event gives startups a shot at working with Hilton

During the past few years, startups have found a valuable partner in major consumer brands who provide real-world experience. In exchange, these brands get in on the ground floor of a new technology, before the bidding war begins. This year, Digiday will bring together Hilton with a hungry tech startup to solve a marketing problem. Startup […]

Milestone by milestone, Wagepoint takes on North American payroll software market

  Money. It’s what makes the world go ‘round. For Wagepoint, Canada’s only online payroll startup, it’s about more than that. They’re aiming to be the best payroll service provider in all of North America. Today, the small company from Communitech HYPERDRIVE’s fourth cohort is well on its way. They’re celebrating two major milestones since […]

India’s leading startup accelerator visits Waterloo Region for Global Accelerator Program

It can be difficult for startups to gain traction in any market, but expanding to global markets is a challenge that many choose not to accept, even when they have the right business model. That’s what GSF India noticed after 25 startups completed their accelerator program. GSF Global was born when they recognized a need […]

PumpUp raises $2.4M seed round to scale social fitness app

PumpUp has landed $2.4 million in seed financing to help the popular fitness app scale to meet demand from its ever-growing online community. The company, which is a Communitech HYPERDRIVE and University of Waterloo Velocity graduate, announced today that General Catalyst Partners in Silicon Valley is the lead investor of the round. “The $2.4 million […]

View from the ‘Loo: IMS leads way to safer, smarter, greener driving

If you threw out the term “connected car” back in 1999, blank stares are most often what you’d get back. These days, everyone’s talking about the rapidly expanding world of connected devices – known as the Internet of Things – and how smart technology is revolutionizing our lives, including how we interact with our cars. […]

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