The Communitech Member Network is made up of more than 1,000+ companies—from startups to large enterprises.

While our members are not all tech companies, all of our members care about building a thriving tech community. Whether you’re tech or non-tech, once your company joins the network as a member, your employees can reap the benefits of membership. Pretty sweet, right?

 

Become a member


Industry (Tech)

 

Your primary business objective is to make the world a better place through the development and distribution of custom-built technology.

 

Startup company benefits

We love startups. Whether you’ve just sparked an idea, or you’re further along in product development, we’ve got your back. Communitech startups are treated well.

 

Get stuff for free (or very cheap)

  • First off, startups with under 21 employees qualify for free Communitech Network membership. Apply to our Strategic Growth Team to get started.
  • Enjoy discounted or free or exclusive tickets to startup-focused events
  • Access Member2Member discounts and a member directory, plus be in-the-know and build your network within our community of tech through the Member Portal

Build your company

  • Access to Communitech’s Pro Squad to assist in business areas such as insurance, accounting and law
  • Receive discounted pricing for Communitech events including our Tech Jam Recruitment Events
  • Post open positions and access free talent recruitment resources on workintech.ca
  • Concierge service: Get assistance seeking out applicable grants and applying for them
  • Access the BenchMarket Salary Survey at a discounted (FlexPak) rate

Take the next step

 

DON’T FORGET, startups with under 21 employees receive free membership!

 
Join Strategic Growth

Mid-size company benefits

As your company grows, Communitech is there for you. As a member company, not only does your company benefit, so does each of your employees. Through your Communitech membership, you have access to:

 

Grow your revenue

  • Access to a dedicated account manager; he/she will keep you top of mind and posted on any opportunities that will help expand your reach, based on your specific needs
  • SME members can apply to participate in Collision Days, which will connect you to Enterprise companies
  • Access Frost & Sullivan market intelligence at a significantly discounted price
  • Opportunity to sponsor Communitech events to build your brand
  • Access and post Member2Member discounts and view member directory/tech map
  • Post your company events and news at news.communitech.ca
  • PR strategy consultation
  • Build your brand locally and internationally through PR and social media exposure
  • Access to Canada House in San Francisco and Communitech NYC
  • C100 – connections in San Francisco, New York City, and Boston
  • Export strategy development workshops

Grow smart and maintain a killer culture

  • Free access to member-led Peer2Peer groups for entire team
  • Access to Communitech’s Pro Squad to assist in business areas such as insurance, accounting and law
  • Discounted pricing for Communitech events including our Tech Jam Recruitment Events
  • Post open positions on workintech.ca for free
  • Access talent recruitment resources on workintech.ca
  • Complimentary talent consultation
  • Access to Growth Coach team specializing in operations, HR, sales, marketing, etc.
  • Discounted access to:
    • Professional development courses such as Strong Leaders and other people skills
      programming
    • Bootcamps designed to enhance innovation and culture
    • Design thinking workshops
    • Salary Survey – access to the results require participation
    • Coaching on market competitive salaries
  • Potential opportunity to showcase your product/company at the Hub
  • Communitech will come to you; host a lunch & learn we will supply lunch and inform your team on what benefits are available to them
  • Assistance with government relations and advocacy

Engage with the Waterloo Region ecosystem

  • Access to hoteling space at the Communitech Hub (at an additional cost)
  • Schedule a tour with your team
  • Opportunity to do business with other companies, including our corporate innovation partners
  • Connect with national and international service providers

Enterprise company benefits

At Communitech, we’re not just about startups; enterprise members, and the individuals lucky enough to work for a member company, reap many useful benefits as well.

 

Complimentary with Membership:

  • Client Success Manager to keep you posted on opportunities that will help expand your reach
  • Strategic consultation:

    • innovation strategy
    • talent and culture
    • academic partnerships
    • startup engagement
    • government relations and advocacy
  • Ecosystem exposure:

    • Ability to post your company events & news on news.communitech.ca (reach of 10,000+) and Member Portal (700+ participants)
    • Ability to post open positions on workintech.ca (8000 job seekers per month)
    • Invitation to attend events such as Fierce Founders Pitch Competition, the Communitech Annual General Meeting, Velocity Pitch Competitions, Pitch In, Community events with Organizations like United Way, and THEMUSEUM.
    • Access to 30+ Peer2Peer groups for entire team
  • Perks:

    • CEO dinner (invitation only, 250+ C-level executives)
    • Meeting rooms/event space at Communitech as available

 

Preferred Member Access (at additional cost):

  • Talent recruitment and retention
  • Corporate Innovation Programming

    • Design thinking workshops
    • Executive bootcamp to align innovation and culture
    • International Innovation Tour
    • Executive and team coaching
  • Ecosystem engagement

    • Sponsor Communitech events such as True North
    • Sponsor programming directed towards high growth startups
    • Become a part of Pro Squad, our in-house group of industry professionals
    • Member2Member discounts from participating organizations
    • Get space and exhibit your company and / or products at Communitech
    • Formally meet and work with startups and scaleups from our local, national, and international network

 
 

Industry Membership pricing

Our annual network membership fees are based on a company’s total number of employees in Ontario and are currently prorated to June 30, 2018. Remember, tech companies with fewer than 21 employees may be eligible for free membership by applying to our Strategic Growth Team.

1–20

employees
in Ontario

21–40

employees
in Ontario

$2,000/ year + HST

41–60

employees
in Ontario

$3,000/ year + HST

61–100

employees
in Ontario

$4,000/ year + HST

100+

employees
in Ontario

$5,000/ year + HST

Become a member

Associate (Non-tech)

 

Though you may have technical roles in your organization, you primarily support Canadian tech by providing services, consulting others, retailing goods, or fostering a community. This could include government entities or academic associations.

 

Why would a non-tech company join Communitech? Easy. A membership reinforces your commitment to developing an awesome tech community, builds relationships within the tech industry, positions you as a thought leader and expands your reach.

 

Associate benefits

Reach your customers

  • Gain visibility in the tech community
  • Opportunity to sponsor Communitech events
  • Access and post Member2Member discounts and view member directory/tech map
  • Potential opportunity to showcase your product/company at the Hub
  • Post your company events and news at news.communitech.ca
  • Participate in Collision Days, which will connect you to qualified, screened startups (consultation fees will apply)
  • You may get a dedicated account manager; he/she will keep you top of mind and updated on any opportunities that will help expand your reach

Advance your company & improve your culture

  • Free access to member-led Peer2Peer groups for your entire team
  • Discounted pricing for Communitech events including our Tech Jam Recruitment Events
  • Post open technical positions on workintech.ca for free
  • Access talent recruitment resources on workintech.ca
  • Discounted access to:
    • Professional development courses such as Strong Leaders and other people skills development programs
    • Bootcamps designed to enhance innovation and culture
    • Design thinking workshops
    • Salary Survey – access to the results require participation
    • Coaching on market competitive salaries

Get out of your comfort zone (and into the Hub!)

  • Access to hoteling space at the Communitech Hub (at an additional cost)
  • Schedule a tour with your team
  • Potential presentation space for special events/occasions (at an additional cost)

 
 

Associate Membership pricing

Our annual Network membership fees are based on a company’s total number of employees in Ontario and are currently prorated to June 30, 2018. Remember, tech companies (see above) with fewer than 21 employees may be eligible for free membership by applying to our Strategic Growth Team.

1–5

employees
in Ontario

$300/ year + HST

6–10

employees
in Ontario

$500/ year + HST

11–20

employees
in Ontario

$1,000/ year + HST

21–40

employees
in Ontario

$2,000/ year + HST

41–60

employees
in Ontario

$3,000/ year + HST

61–100

employees
in Ontario

$4,000/ year + HST

100+

employees
in Ontario

$5,000/ year + HST

Become a member

ShaunaRamsaroop

Questions? Shauna Ramsaroop is happy to help.

Manager, Membership and Onboarding | Email Shauna or call 519-888-9944 x2239

Email Shauna
or call 519-888-9944 x2239