Communitech Pro Squad

Members of the Communitech Pro Squad are our in-house trusted business professionals

Knowing who to turn to for business advice can be overwhelming. Communitech's Pro Squad allows member companies to access trusted advice from pre-vetted sources without the need to shop around.

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Introducing Pro Squad: Virtual Office Hours

1st Thursday of every month from 2 – 3:30 p.m. ET

We’ll be hosting virtual office hours each month so for Communitech members can meet Communitech Pro Squad partners at no cost. Get expert advice from trusted professionals who can help you with accounting and bookkeeping, financing and capital, recruitment, legal and more. Communitech’s Pro Squad partners are vetted so you don’t have to rely on referrals or a web search to find expert advice. To sign up, email laura.aivaliotis@communitech.ca.

How Communitech Pro Squad Helps: The Dean Group


Knowing who to turn to for business advice can be overwhelming. Communitech's Pro Squad allows member companies to access trusted advice from pre-vetted sources without the need to shop around.

Accounting and bookkeeping

Element CPA

Element CPA is a virtual Client Accounting Services firm dedicated to bringing custom bookkeeping solutions to Canadian startups. Whether you're in the Early Venture, Series A, or Growth stage of your journey, we'll act as your outsourced accounting department, helping you plan, budget, grow, and scale. Let us focus on the numbers so you can focus on transforming the world.

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Sage Intacct

Sage Intacct helps you access integrated management and financial reports across your business – in minutes not days – to grow and drive your business. Sage Intacct delivers the automation and controls around billing, accounting and reporting that finance needs to reduce errors, stay audit-ready and scale your business.

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Cloud services

SADA

SADA is a leading global provider of business and technology services empowering people to transform their work, their organizations, and the world. As a Google Cloud Partner of the Year award winner, we provide businesses of all sizes with expertise and resources to maximize the benefits of Google Cloud while minimizing risk.

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Financial and capital

BDC

BDC is the only financial institution dedicated exclusively to entrepreneurs.

BDC offers flexible financing, capital and advisory offerings for tech companies of all stages and sizes looking to grow.

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NorthBridge Consultants

NorthBridge is a full-service government funding firm committed to helping small- to medium-sized companies make sure they receive full value from all government incentive programs. We provide businesses with quality and timely advice to help identify and access the most appropriate government funding programs to fulfil their business objectives, including SR&ED (Scientific Research and Experimental Development). As angel investors, we are intimately involved with the start-up ecosystem, especially through the NorthSpring Capital Partners fund.

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Insurance providers

Cowan

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.

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Sterling Capital Brokers

Sterling Capital Brokers (SCB) is disrupting the Group Benefits and Retirement landscape in Canada through our innovative application, SCB Connect. Founded in 2014, SBC is one of Ontario’s largest independent brokers, specializing in servicing high-growth small-to-medium size businesses.

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IT services

AbleOne IT Solutions

Able One is an end-to-end IT solutions provider headquartered in Kitchener’s Innovation District. For 30+ years we have been helping clients solve their most complex IT challenges and optimize their environment and operations through our Managed Services, Professional Services, and Technology Acquisition solutions. Our team of IT professionals are certified providers of Cloud, Security, Backup, Disaster Recovery, and infrastructure solutions as well as IT Service Desk and IT Consulting. For any or all of your IT needs, start with the Able One team.

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EliteSec

Pragmatic advice with candid discussion. That is EliteSec's motto, and we take it seriously. EliteSec is committed to helping organizations of any size overcome whatever cybersecurity hurdles they may face, from penetration testing to security awareness training. EliteSec helps find a cybersecurity solution that fits your unique needs. Looking for something more formal? EliteSec offers virtual CISO (vCISO) packages so you can get the help you need without having to make a major investment early.

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Lawyers

Gowling WLG

Working with tech enterprises of all sizes, Gowling WLG legal professionals develop agile, innovative strategies to achieve the business objectives of its clients.

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Nahm IP Law

Nahm IP Law is an intellectual property law firm located at the Catalyst Commons in the heart of Kitchener’s vibrant Innovation District. Backed by 20+ years of experience from top tier IP boutique firms and Big Law, they’re here to help Communitech startups prioritize and create effective IP strategies to protect business ideas, innovations, and brands at fees that are fair and affordable.

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Phillips Lytle LLP

Phillips Lytle is a US law firm that focuses on assisting startup companies expand into the US market by providing expertise in: cross-border financing, corporate/M&A, data security and privacy, energy, environment, import/export, immigration, intellectual property, labour and employment, licensing, joint ventures, real estate, tax and telecommunications.

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Media production and Distribution

Arc Media

Arc Media is a video design & production agency based out of Waterloo that makes video worth watching.

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Business Wire

Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in news release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Founded in 1961, Business Wire is a trusted source for news organizations, journalists, investment professionals, and regulatory authorities, delivering news directly into editorial systems and leading online news sources via its multi-patented NX Network.

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Wanderland Agency

Wanderland Agency was founded with the idea of marrying design and strategy by providing catered and focused web design and online marketing solutions, built to optimize your online initiatives. We're a team of forward-thinking digital explorers who believe in empowering and guiding tech start-ups through digital innovation.

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zfactor

zfactor is a niche brand strategy & creative design agency that focuses on B2B technology companies. While our deliverables are broad, our area of focus is narrow, which helps us quickly understand our clients technology, and the customers they serve, providing results based on experience vs trends and guesses.

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Personal wealth management

Steele Wealth Management

Steele Wealth Management are the KW specialists for cross border wealth management, helping clients manage their U.S and Canadian affairs simultaneously. SWM have Canadian based US and Canadian registered investment advisors offering integrated cross-border wealth management solutions to Americans living in Canada, Canadians living in the USA and those who have spent time working in the USA.

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Real estate advisors


Recruiters

Artemis

Artemis partners exclusively with the leaders and investors of growing tech companies, delivering innovative recruitment solutions to build inspired executive and strategic teams.

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Sales Talent Agency

For over 13 years, Sales Talent Agency has helped companies with one of their toughest and most important challenges: finding and hiring elite sales talent. From CROs and Managers to BDRs and AEs, we have completed over 5,000 successful searches throughout North America.

Whether you are looking to fill one key sales role or need help building your entire sales team, Sales Talent Agency will get it done the right way, the first time.

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The Dean Group

Dean Group is a leading Canadian-based recruitment firm connecting clients throughout North America to exceptional talent for more than 40 years.

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