Enterprise Collision Days bring together global brands with local startups for an opportunity to explore strategic collaborations, partnerships, investments and acquisitions.

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:

 

  • Google
  • Facebook
  • Microsoft
  • Panasonic
  • BellMedia
  • ATS Automation
  • Canadian Tire
  • LG
  • GE
  • Christie
  • OpenText

 

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.

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Questions? Valarie Sobering is happy to help.

Corporate Innovation Operations and Collision Coordinator | Email Valarie or call (519) 888-9944 ext.2229

Email Valarie
or call (519) 888-9944 ext.2229

 

Collision days happening now

Jan Kelley Collision Day

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.

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Previous collision days

BMO Collision Day, apply before July 13 at midnight

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.

Toyota Collision Day, July 26, 2017

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.

TD Collision Day, May 24, 2017

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).

Interac-a-thon, April 26, 2017

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.

Nestlé Collision Day - March 8, 2017

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 Collision Day - December 6, 2016

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.

BDC Collision Day - September 26, 2016

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.

Purolator Collision Day – July 8, 2016

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.

Manulife - June 30, 2016

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.

Thomson Reuters - May 11, 2016

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 - April 25, 2016

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.

Toyota - March 4, 2016

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 Insurance Collision Day - February 23

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 - November 2, 2015 at 10am

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?

Panasonic - March 16, 2015

Panasonic Corporation is one of the largest electronic product manufacturers in the world.  Could it be your next business partner?  Find out as Communitech’s upcoming Industry Collision Day puts you in the room with the right people at Panasonic.

Microsoft

In February 2015, top influencers from Microsoft's Seattle and Canadian operations came to the Hub to explain why they've set up shop in Waterloo Region. Microsoft has in helping local startups, and took advantage of a collision day to meet with companies to learn about their technologies and talk about their Microsoft Ventures Accelerator.

Facebook

In October 2014, Facebook Canada's Group Director of Growth and Partnerships came to the Communitech hub and met with relevant local companies.