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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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.
If you are interested in learning more about ACE or would like to see our past case studies, please visit: www.aceconsultinggroup.ca/
Exclusive Communitech Pricing
Business Wire is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Turn your news into marketing opportunities by leveraging our relationship with the Postmedia Network to reach 122 Canadian news websites. Use our partnership with News Media Canada to share your story through CommunityWire. Editors from over 1000 newspapers subscribe to CommunityWire; helping you get your news to Canadians.
Cowan TechLife Benefits
Flexible, cost-effective inclusive insurance package options for start-ups, scale-ups and more, including group benefits, business insurance, commercial and liability, pension and retirement savings plans, wealth management and personal insurance, home and auto.
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.
Legal services for startups
Goodlawyer enables startup founders to access fast, affordable legal services with upfront, transparent pricing.
Communitech members receive one free Advice Session and a $150 discount on Goodlawyer Pro annual memberships (usually $447 per year).
Advice Sessions are one-one conversations with the specialized startup lawyer of your choice.
Goodlawyer Pro includes unlimited Advice Sessions, a 7% discount on all other
NorthStar CX Consulting
Standing discount on professional fees of 20% for members, plus an extra 30% off for your first project with us
NorthStar CX Consulting is a full service market research consultancy whose co-founders each have 10+ years of experience in B2B and consumer research, in a wide variety of industries and covering all quantitative and qualitative data collection methods.
Discount for Communitech Members applies to all professional services for your project: Survey Design, Data Collection & Hosting, and Reporting.
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
Swag and Safety Made Easy
From an idea to your door: custom apparel done right. Add your company logo to almost anything to outfit your staff and customers!
- Hats and toques
- Sports uniforms
- Drinkware and more!
We pride ourselves on a transparent, straightforward catalog as well as a genuine commitment towards perfecting your creations. We offer both local service and nationwide shipping for those with multiple offices and/or remote teams. We have been creating custom products for customers across Canada since 2014. Communitech members will receive 20% off your first order, and 5% off all subsequent orders. Check out SwagandSafetyMadeEasy.com or download our PDF catalog.
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.
Sweat Free Apparel
The World's First Reusable, Waterproof & Carbon Neutral Face Covering! (Not For Medical Use)
Reusable: so you only need one face covering per person!
Waterproof: so no droplet enters or leaves your face covering!
Carbon Neutral: so your net impact on our planet is zero!
Adjustable Ear Loops: so you can adjust them to your liking & fit!
Super Soft Inner Fabric (White): so your face covering is comfy & soft to touch!
Super Strong Outer Fabric (Green/Grey): so your face covering can better withstand wear & tear!
Worn By 12,000+ Canadians: so you're in good company!
Communitech members will receive 50% off.
Software, services and subscriptions
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.
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.
Carta Launch - free for companies with less than $1M raised and under 25 stakeholders.
Carta, a cap table management company serving 18,000+ companies, can help you manage equity, raise a round, and value your company. Communitech members have access to Carta Launch (a free version of Carta for companies that have less than $1M raised and under 25 stakeholders on their cap tables) and a 20% first year discount and waived implementation fees (available for new Carta clients only). To redeem, use this link or reach out to email@example.com.
Communitech members receive 3 years of discounted enterprise-class fibre optics and fibre-alternative Internet Services
A high-speed Internet connection is an important asset to any business! Are you looking for an upgrade from DSL or cable-based Internet services? Cloudwifi provides high-speed fibre optics, wireless fiber-alternative, and managed Wi-Fi services to businesses across Waterloo Region and Ontario. Communitech members qualify for ongoing discounts of $100 (on 50x50 Mbps+ plans) and $200/month (on 100x100 Mbps+ plans) on our high-speed business Internet connections. For more information about Cloudwifi's business services, visit https://cloudwifi.ca/services/business-fibre or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Offering 60% OFF on all plans for Communitech members.
DeckLinks enables sales teams to securely share sales decks and access real-time engagement analytics.
Fundraising? Use the FREE plan to send pitch decks to investors.
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.
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
Save 30% on contracts with a three-year term
Find users for input in seconds with our Starter Plan FREE for 6 months ($1,200 value)
Lightster's mission is to turn users into co-creators. Our mobile app helps product creators build user communities for input & co-creation while rewarding users for participating.
Benefits of this plan:
- Unlimited free calls with users who want early access
- Unlimited free chat history
- Create your own user communities with custom criteria
- Bring your own users for free
- Free dedicated e-mail and phone support
Jira exclusive price for Communitech members
Any modern teams are using some kind of Agile tools. If you are using or plan to use Jira, Confluence, we have special price for you. Discount up to 20%
NeuStyle Software & Systems Corporation
Colocation and Cloud Services
For Communitech member organizations, NeuStyle Software & Systems is offering three free months of colocation services in our Waterloo data centre. Please contact Pat at NeuStyle (email@example.com) for a virtual tour of the facilities and to learn more.
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! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the unique partner code.
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.
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
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.
Powerful non-dilutive funding tool
Pocketed helps thousands of small and start-up businesses, just like you, access billions of dollars in untapped non-dilutive funding available every year. Through their (free to use) intelligent matching platform, you are provided a curated list of grants, tax credits, and competitions eligible to your business. You can then access the support you need to get funded through grant writers, legal experts, and more!
Through our partnership with Pocketed, you receive exclusive access to their basic platform and incentives on their premium Pocketed+ service. Access a FREE grant consultation and 25% off Pocketed+ when you sign up using the referral code. Email us at email@example.com to access the code.
Learning engagement platform
Every year $13,000 in corporate training waste is generated per employee because of learner disengagement. Sidekick’s mission is to put an end to this costly waste.
Sidekick is the only technology solution that is designed specifically to address live virtual learner engagement for corporate training.
For Communitech members, we are offering an extended free trial to gain unlimited access to the Sidekick Learning Engagement platform.
Six Month Free Trial e-signatures (iinked Sign™ ) and Video Signing Room™
Syngrafii is offering a six month free trial of its next generation of remote signing technology platform to all members of Communitech. To find more info: https://sign.syngrafii.ca/campaign/proudmemberofcommunitech
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.
On-demand Testing as a Service(TaaS), DevOps and Cloud Service
Testing as a Service(TaaS)
- an on-demand and highly customized testing service (seamless integration with your team, process, and tools)
- a highly dedicated, managed and vetted professional team that scale in and out
- as needed (speed-to-market, higher ROI)
- highly engaged global real end-users of your product testing with real devices in real scenarios (in-depth insights of your markets and clients)
- DevOps, CI/CD, IaC
- Cloud and Test Automation infrastructure and solutions
Communitech members get 10% off our Test as a Service (TaaS).
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.
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.
Beta & MVP Product Scope
As part of Weavik’s mission to give back to the local tech community, the Weavik team is offering members a Beta & MVP Product Scope for a fraction of their regular rate. Weavik will supply a product manager, designers and developers to work with your team to lay out a road map for a successful software product operating in Web2 or Web3. Outputs include: mind maps, flow charts, technical components diagrams, user stories, lo-fi wireframes, and full documentation so you can build however you want!
Travel and hotels
The Walper Hotel
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.