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 that qualify for Communitech’s Startup Services Group receive two years of free Communitech membership. After two years, renewal may be granted for 1 more year to a maximum of 3 free years at the discretion of your advisor
  • You get a dedicated account manager and free advisory Services (guaranteed 1 hour minimum face to face time per month)
  • Access to Communitech’s Executives in Residence
  • Enjoy discounted or free or exclusive tickets to startup-focused events
  • Access awesome free resources like Hubspot and Bizspark
  • Access free Market Intelligence
  • Free legal advice with our weekly Legal Briefs program
  • Access and post Member2Member discounts and view member directory/tech map

Build your company

Take the next step

 

DON’T FORGET, new startups receive a complimentary two-year membership!

 
Join Startup Services

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 waterlootechjobs.com for free
  • Access talent recruitment resources on waterlootechjobs.com
  • Complimentary talent consultation
  • Access to Growth Coach team specializing in operations, HR, sales, marketing, etc.
  • Attend the How to Hire Top Talent training series
  • 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
  • Discounted grant writing support, access to funding database

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. Through your Communitech membership, you have access to:

 

Reach your customers

  • You get a dedicated account manager; he/she will keep you top of mind and posted on any opportunities that will help expand your reach
  • Enterprise members can arrange Collision Days, which will connect you to qualified, screened startups (consultation fees will apply)
  • 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
  • Gain visibility in the tech community

Advance your company & improve your culture

  • Free access to member-led Peer2Peer groups for entire team
  • Discounted pricing for Communitech events including our Tech Jam Recruitment Events
  • Post open positions on waterlootechjobs.com for free
  • Access talent recruitment resources on waterlootechjobs.com
  • Complimentary talent consultation
  • 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
  • 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

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

 
 

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 waterlootechjobs.com for free
  • Access talent recruitment resources on waterlootechjobs.com
  • 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)

 
 

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, 2017. These prices apply to both Industry and Associate membership types. Just remember, new Startup Services clients receive a complimentary two-year membership!

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

Sandra Castle

Questions? Sandra Castle is happy to help.

Membership | Email Sandra or call +1 (519) 888-9944 ext. 1097

Email Sandra
or call +1 (519) 888-9944 ext. 1097