The Communitech Data Hub brings together key players—from startups and global brands, to government agencies and academic institutions—to inspire persistent innovation and revolutionize the way we leverage data. We offer programs and support for data innovators just like you.

Startups and Scale-ups

  • Looking for advice on how to drive value from your data? Need technical or strategy coaching? Contact our Data Experts.
  • Are you looking for data sources? The ODX Data Concierge can point you in the right direction.
  • Want to network and learn more about data-related topics? Attend one of our popular (and fun) Data Hub events.
  • Would you like to be immersed in a data-driven ecosystem? Scroll down to contact Jacqueline Pitre about co-working space at the Data Hub. To be considered, you will need to become a Communitech member through our Strategic Growth Program.
  • Looking to acquire talent? Post your openings on
  • Need access to IBM Cloud Credits, coaching on your data strategy or access to business expertise for your data-driven company? The Ontario Centres of Excellence IBM Innovation Incubator provides companies with credits, coaching, project support and access to Enterprise partners and customers.


  • Do you need advice on extracting information from data or building a strategy? Contact the ODX Data Expert.
  • Want to learn more about data-related topics and connect with the local data community? Click here for upcoming Data Hub Sessions.
  • Looking to acquire talent? Post your openings on

Researchers, Community Groups and Public Sector

  • Our team of data and industry experts is available to advise government on data policy to support innovation and civil rights; we can serve as a bridge between the tech community and government.
  • We can help municipalities run a Civic Challenge to attract startups and scale-ups to solve important problems using data.
  • Communitech is proud to be part of Ontario’s Autonomous Vehicle Innovation Network (AVIN). Communitech regional site is focused on high-definition 3D mapping data and localization, which is the virtual fuel that powers autonomous vehicles (AVs) on public roads.

Connect with the Waterloo Region Data Community

About the Communitech Data Hub

The Communitech Data Hub (14 Erb Street West, Waterloo) is the best address for data-driven entrepreneurs and innovators to start, grow and succeed. Located in Uptown Waterloo, the Data Hub is our second home and a clubhouse for the Region’s data-driven tech community. It is a 19,000+ square foot collaborative space in a heritage building at the heart of the Data District.

About ODX

Based at the Communitech Data Hub, Canada’s Open Data Exchange (ODX) is a public-private partnership focused on helping companies generate value from open data. ODX can help you craft a data strategy, find and use data or release your data in the most impactful way. You can stay up to date with ODX news and events by subscribing to our newsletter.

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Questions? Jacqueline Pitre is happy to help.

Community Manager, ODX | Email Jacqueline or call 519-888-9944

Email Jacqueline
or call 519-888-9944