Startups looking for investors or to be acquired or larger companies looking for investment or acquisition opportunities can initiate a collision day. Simply propose the event for your particular need and Communitech will take it from there!
- Pre-selection – Communitech pre-screens interested attendees for optimal compatibility
- Briefing – You present an overview of your opportunity to attendees
- Presentations – You meet one-on-one with attendees
- Result – You make valuable partnerships and achieve your goals
With the quality and quantity of tech companies in Waterloo Region—and with Communitech making the connections for you—chances of a successful collision are high. Look who’s already put their trust in Communitech’s matchmaking ability:
- ATS Automation
- Canadian Tire
If you are an early-stage company interested in meeting potential investors, tell us more about your investment-readiness and which funding partners you think might be a good fit to accelerate your success.
Previous collision days
Meet with municipal government partners seeking to build connections with Smart City Innovators to address today’s most pressing community issues. Five municipal partners will present an overview of their municipalities, the challenges they are facing and the types of technologies they are interested in exploring in their regions. Hosted jointly by Communitech and the Community Solutions Network.
The Cities of Saskatoon and Regina are jointly looking for innovative start-ups, scale-ups and companies with technologies and solutions that will improve mobility around the cities and encourage people to reduce their reliance on vehicles.
Interac is eager to explore partnership opportunities with companies looking to grow and connect in the Canadian market with an aim to accelerate the digital identity ecosystem. Interac provides a highly recognizable, trusted brand and a partnership can assistance scaling your company through access to the most connected partner in the Canadian financial marketplace.
TD Bank is looking for innovative startups, scale-ups, and companies with programs, technology, and solutions to enhance the digital Rewards experience.
Unique opportunity for Ontario startups to meet executive team members from ETAS, a subsidiary company of Bosch
TD Bank is looking for innovative startups, scale-ups and companies with technology and solutions that support Insurance customers or providers. The TD Insurance team handles billions of dollars in claims each year, many of which could have been prevented through maintenance, detection and behaviour. We want to find new ways to deliver peace of mind to our customers, and avoid claims before they happen! We are seeking partnership opportunities with an emphasis on prevention.
The Co-operators is seeking solutions that could increase user confidence in adopting smart home technologies by informing, protecting and simplifying their use.
TD Bank is looking for companies with technology and solutions that benefit small and medium business banking customers. They are seeking companies that could provide new financial, operational or other services to business customers, or that could provide a new way to originate or deliver business services in an online environment.
BDC is looking to connect with companies that can help us obtain and leverage new types of relevant data to gain better insights and ultimately better serve our clients and potential clients
FICANEX has developed a platform that minimizes the effort, cost and time to integrate fintech products and services with their members. They're looking for companies to collaborate with on this new platform to help deliver a seamless customer experience and new service offerings for their network members and ultimately their cardholders.
TD Bank is looking for practical applications of AI and Machine Learning. This includes solutions that can enhance internal decision making, improve existing process or leverage consumer behaviour analytics to improve the customer experience.
Jan Kelley wants to partner with tech startups in order to offer new marketing solutions that complement and strengthen the broad range of capabilities they currently offer to their clients.
BMO is looking for innovative technologies to help small businesses scale and manage their business. They want to create a portfolio of technology solutions (like yours) that can complement their financial offerings in areas such as data solutions, legal, marketing, operations management and HR.
Downtime in any industry is very expensive, but especially for one of the largest car manufacturers in the world. Toyota is looking to partner with you to find solutions in the realm of manufacturing and inspection with technologies focused on use of predictive data analytics, applications of Artificial Intelligence, IoT and augmented reality/virtual reality.
On May 24th, TD is looking to meet with startups and scale-ups – inside and outside of fintech – to discover new technologies and innovations around Banking as a Platform (the use of open data and APIs for partners to provide banking services).
Requesting and receiving money online is something customers and businesses do every day. So why isn’t there an easier way? Interac has built the first API to streamline this process and they’re ready to open it to the wider developer community. This is a problem with a huge market, and your opportunity to build on one of the world’s most advanced payment platforms.
The world’s largest food and beverage company is looking to change the way they market and sell their products. Nestlé will be here to meet with companies and explore how to leverage new tech to change the way they do business with consumers and within their own operations and teams.
Manulife is helping 1 in 4 Canadians make big financial decisions to reach even bigger life goals. On December 6, Manulife will be hosting a collision day to connect with startups and scale-ups to discuss ways to enhance the customer experience.
As the only bank devoted exclusively to entrepreneurs, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is always searching for new ways to help Canadian businesses become stronger and more profitable. BDC is now looking to partner with startups and SMEs to address two key priorities: Be easier to do business with and have a greater impact on more entrepreneurs.
Could your startup be the one to start a significant disruption to the transportation logistics space? Purolator is on the lookout for new technologies and solutions to help deliver best in-class service and support.
Think you can help Manulife lead the next wave of health improvements for Canadians? We’ll put you in the room with the right people at Communitech’s next Enterprise Collision Day.
Ready for a partnership with Thomson Reuters? We’ll put you in the room with the right people at Communitech’s next Enterprise Collision Day.
BMO is searching for innovative technologies to deliver exceptional customer experiences in the areas of Small Business, consumer lending, and leveraging data and analytics. Could BMO be your next customer? We’ll put you in the room with the right people.
Could Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) be your next customer? Find out at Communitech’s next Enterprise Collision Day. We’ll put you in the room with the right people.
Fairfax and FairVentures are interested in exploring vendor, partnership and investment opportunities with startups who serve the property and casualty insurance industry or provide risk management solutions. Insurance companies in Fairfax’s portfolio will meet face to face with startups that have the greatest potential for impacting the insurance industry. Plus there's an additional major event for the startup community in the evening.
Manulife Financial is a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Could they be your next business partner?
In October 2014, Facebook Canada's Group Director of Growth and Partnerships came to the Communitech hub and met with relevant local companies.