Member2Member Discounts

Gain customers and save money

Communitech’s Member2Member discount program allows Communitech member companies to offer and access discounts and affinity programs.

Members benefit by:

  • Growing your customer base.
  • Saving money on purchases, services and rates from Canadian companies.

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Business services

ACE Consulting Group

Pro-bono Consulting Services

ACE Consulting Group is a student-run, pro-bono consulting group at the University of Waterloo that advises startup companies in the Kitchener-Waterloo region. For over 10 years, our mission has been to provide high quality professional services like strategy, market research, and operational advisory to entrepreneurs. With a portfolio of over 100 companies, ACE has developed its team to maintain a high standard quality of work with an environment of continuous learning for our clients and team.

CAKE Interior Design - Post-COVID Workplace Plan

15% off + donation to The Frontline Fund

CAKE has developed the Post-COVID Workplace Plan to help businesses get ready to re-open by giving the users a clear plan to implement by modifying existing office conditions to make it a virus-safe workplace.

Utilizing these plans and specialized suppliers, changes can be implemented quickly to ensure offices re-open confidently and the employees feel comfortable.

Also included are written guidelines to allow the continuous implementation of a virus-safe and productive working environment.

Communitech members will receive 15% off of our regular rate. As well, 50% of the total revenue received from these services will go towards The Frontline Fund, supporting Canadian healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ComIT

Free Access to IT Talent Resume Database 

Looking for talented trained IT professionals to add to your growing team? ComIT, a charitable organization that works across Canada has a database full of resumes of qualified, diverse talent that are trained in various programming languages and other IT and soft skills. As a not for profit, we don't charge any fees for this service, as our goal is to strengthen the tech ecosystem and help companies find the talent they need. Email us to gain access and for any questions.

To learn more about the work we do, please visit our website www.comit.org.

Cowan TechLife Benefits

Exclusive group benefits package

We care about what you care about. Our priority continues to be the health and safety of our clients, employees, and communities. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain open to deliver excellent service to our clients. The majority of our employees are working from home and remain ready to answer your questions and provide advice. Visit our website for COVID-19 related updates and ?resources for our clients?.

Emergex SR&ED Consultants

Canada’s R&D cost recovery experts

Every year, the federal and provincial governments distribute over $4 billion in funding to thousands of Canadian companies that are developing technologies. Your company could qualify to recover up to 65% of its R&D costs performed in Canada.

How? Emergex SR&ED Consultants can file a professionally written, properly documented and technologically compliant claim to recover eligible R&D costs with the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program.

Global Purchasing Services Inc.

5% Discount First Year + Donation

Since 1994, GPSI has provided local manufacturers with electro-mechanical components from their manufacturing network overseas, as well as providing logistics and distribution solutions. Now Communitech members can save 5% on all orders with GPSI during their first year.

Contact us today to discuss your needs and learn how GPSI can help. As a thank you, GPSI will donate $50 to the Foodbank of Waterloo Region with your first RFQ.

More information on GPSI can be found at www.gpsi.ca

Slingshot

Discounted plans for the first year

You could save over $1,800 on your first year with a discounted plan for Communitech members.

Slingshot is a subscription-based legal service designed with startups and small businesses in mind. Subscription plans provide resources and tools that help protect and grow your business, including in the following areas:

  • Company formation & strategy
  • Policies and agreements
  • Intellectual Property
  • Raising capital
Tauria

Lifetime, one-purchase premium account

Tauria provides an easy-to-use 3 in 1 solution for communication, scheduling and file storage. Completely integrated, private and secure under our 256 bit end to end and no knowledge encryption, which protects user information even against ourselves. Tauria doesn’t keep private keys, which grants complete privacy to our users. Tauria offers:

  • Slack migration
  • Military grade encryption
  • 5GB per user (125GB total under this promotion)
  • All messaging features
  • Calendar
  • Shared File Storage
  • External connections
  • Up to 25 users

Communitech members can now use Tauria forever with our lifetime deal on our startup tier. One unique purchase of $75 USD and you can enjoy all the benefits of a Tauria premium account forever. Under this promotion, use Tauria for as long as you want, paying the price of a regular monthly subscription.

TD Insurance

Preferred insurance rates on home and car insurance

The TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Program provides savings through lower preferred insurance rates plus enhanced protection that can be adapted seamlessly to your changing needs.

As a trusted partner, the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex program is dedicated to helping Communitech members get access to preferred insurance rates on home and car insurance coverage.

You could save big when you combine your member preferred rates and bundle your home and car insurance.

ThinkDesignCreate Inc. - Concept Development Specialists

Complimentary consultation and quote

TDC is looking to enable startups, scaleups and established businesses who may have a great idea but may be lacking the expertise to turn that idea into a physical concept. TDC specializes in rapid concept-development in the areas of mechanical and electronic/hardware design. Some of the specific services offered include:

  • Concept design & development (mechanical, electronic, mechatronic).
  • Circuit design (schematic capture, PCB layout).
  • PCB production (in-house PCB milling, solder assembly).
  • Circuit board repair / troubleshooting.
  • Technical research and consulting.

TDC's process begins with a no-fee, no obligation consultation and quoting process to discuss and properly define and understand your project goals in detail. Following an initial discussion, a collaborative process will further define your goals and desired outcomes and provide a complimentary proposal/quote. 

Waterloo Region tech salary survey

Discounted access to local, validated data to help guide your talent strategy

Communitech, along with our friends at BenchMarket, is on a mission to shed light on compensation, recruitment and retention policies in Waterloo Region tech.

Access to this data allows your company to compare current policies to benchmarked figures within the Region and Ontario.

Data is available for those who participate in the survey, with the cost to access the data significantly reduced for Communitech members.


Entertainment

THEMUSEUM

25% off admission

No dusty objects, no collections, and no velvet ropes.

THEMUSEUM is dedicated to presenting fresh, relevant cultural content from around the globe in unique and interactive ways that intersect art, science, and technology.

A premier cultural destination, THEMUSEUM is a hub for creative thinking and inspired play for all stages of life. 


Office space

Workhaus

First month free + 11 months of exclusive pricing

Communitech members have exclusive pricing for co-working space at the Workhaus Market in downtown Kitchener. Workhaus has you covered for everything from hot desks to 16-person office spaces with full access to all amenities. No long term commitment is required.

Communitech members are eligible to receive their first month free, and 15% off all subsequent monthly payments for up to a year.


Software, services and subscriptions

Arc Media

Free consultation

Arc Media is a video design and production agency based out of Waterloo. Their talented collection of filmmakers, writers, strategists and project managers work closely together to create tailored solutions for their clients. To learn more, please contact Andrew via email.

Beam.city Inc

Drop Your Ad Costs & Boost ROI up to 5 times in weeks

Beam.city DNA helps businesses plan, automate and optimize digital ads on Google, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Yahoo, Bing and millions of sites, and get up to 5 times better results in weeks, using AI.

Overtime, the AI learns about your ideal customers so you can reach them (And people like them) on any platform, in one click. If you already run ads, you can import and improve your Google and Facebook campaigns fast.

Communitech members will get 50% off any subscription for 1 year.

EliteSec Information Security Consultants, Inc.

10% Discount on Services for Communitech Members

Communitech members get 10% off all cybersecurity services offered by EliteSec!

EliteSec provides cybersecurity solutions for businesses that make sense and are tailored to our customer's needs.  Our motto is "Pragmatic advice with candid discussion", meaning we will focus on what is right for your business.

From helping businesses build out security programs, and penetration testing, to vCISO and gamified tabletop exercises, EliteSec is your trusted partner for all your cybersecurity needs.

Focus21 Inc

Focus21 Inc. is offering discounted pricing on Experience Research and Software Development to any companies associated with Communitech. If you have an idea that requires Experience and Design Research, Wireframing, and/or Software Development, contact Heather Sherlock or Ilya Peskov of Focus21to discuss these special rates. 

Focus21 has extensive experience from clean and interactive apps, to data-heavy, ML/AI platforms.

HMCL

3D Rapid Prototyping

Low cost,  high quality 3D Rapid Prototyping from an India based company offering:  3D printed plastics and metals, urethane casting, reaction injection molding, metal casting and precision machining.

Single level components to complex assemblies.

World class Quality Assurance standards.

Receive $150 off 1st order as a Communitech member.

Huckleberry Labs

Live chat alternative for $20/year

Ping Live Chat was created by Huckleberry as a smart and low-cost alternative that sends live chat messages directly to your smartphone as a text message. You can add Ping to any website in less than 60 seconds.

Use promo code HEADSTART for a 30% discount

Igloo Software

Save 30% on contracts with a three-year term

Notion

$1,000 credit

Thousands of startups use this plan to run a wiki, manage projects, share documents, and more — all in one highly customizable workspace. It usually costs $10 per person per month, but with the credit, you can try it for free! To redeem, click the link below, select “Apply for Credit” and choose us from the dropdown menu of partners. The credit will be added to your account.

NVP Software Solutions

Free, one-hour teleconference

Do you have a Quality Assurance question for which you need an answer? Are you impeded from software release by Quality Assurance issues? Are your clients asking for a test plan, test cases and proof before they will use your software?

Communitech members can get a free one hour teleconference with a Quality Assurance expert to address a specific problem and receive a recommended solution.

Packetworks

Up to 30% off

Communitech members can save up to 30% on reliable, consistent and high speed Internet Services for contracts with three and five-year terms.

Plum pre-employment solution

20% off

Communitech members are eligible for 20% off Plum’s pre-employment solution for a full year.
To learn more, please contact Neil MacGregor via email.

Skillbook Academy

$100 off

Skillbook Academy specializes in providing some of the most sought-after certifications in the tech industry. These include the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO®) and SAFe Agilist (SA®). Advance your career with these leading certifications. Trainings are conducted by few of the most renowned certified trainers from Scrum Alliance® and Scaled Agile®.

Communitech members get an additional $100 off. Please visit skillbookacademy.com for a list of upcoming workshops. 

TitanFile

Three months of free access

TitanFile lets professionals exchange files of all sizes easily and securely.

We’re offering all SMBs and nonprofits with 3 months of free access to a secure file sharing and client collaboration portal to assist with WFH for the most vulnerable segment of organizations where TitanFile could help.

University of Waterloo Professional Development Program

10% off courses

The University of Waterloo’s Professional Development Program (UWPD) is pleased to extend Communitech members a 10% discount on in-class and online non-credit courses. To learn more, please contact one of our UWPD reps via email.

Vidyard Fast-Forward

Access Vidyard at no charge

Get Access to Vidyard at no charge just for being a Communitech member.

Access to Vidyard’s Starter Package includes:

  • Up to 30 videos
  • Share and embed videos
  • Interactive CTAs
  • Fully customizable player
  • Access to video analytics
Vidyard for Internal Comms

Free access for a limited time

Create and share secure video communications with your team or your entire company, regardless of where they’re working.

WatEcoSense Ltd

WatEcoSense Ltd

The WatEcoSense Team comprises experts with decades of experience in water quality science and technology, and is proud to share this knowledge through WatEcoSense’s Consultancy Services. We provide client-driven R&D to assess and mitigate water quality risks. Contact us to get 15% off. 

Find more information at https://www.watecosense.com/.


Travel and hotels

The Walper Hotel

10% discount

Immerse yourself in the historic charm of The Walper Hotel. This iconic 1893 landmark is the epicentre of one of Kitchener, Ontario’s oldest neighbourhoods, now a hub of vibrant growth, partly due to the buzzing tech scene of the Waterloo-Toronto Tech Corridor.

Communitech members receive a 10% discount on eligible room bookings at The Walper Hotel.

Vision Travel

Exclusive promotions

Interested in getting away from the daily grind? Vision Travel offers great promotions exclusive to Communitech members. Check out promotions on cruises, beach packages, Sandals Resorts and Air Miles Vacations.