WE HELP YOU
DO THE RIGHT THINGS
THE WORLD IS CHANGING.
YOUR CUSTOMERS ARE CHANGING.
If we’ve learned anything from the rise of technologies like e-commerce, the sharing economy, cryptocurrency and machine learning, it’s that unicorns kill dinosaurs. What are you doing to avoid extinction?
Communitech’s Corporate Innovation program helps you move at the pace you need to keep up with today’s markets. It allows you to shift your big brand culture and think like a startup, tap into fresh talent and ideas, create unlikely connections, speed up prototyping and significantly reduce the cost and risk associated with trying new things.
In today's economy, it’s disrupt or be disrupted.
IT'S DIFFERENT HERE
Waterloo Region is the fastest-growing tech community outside of Silicon Valley. The combination of startups, growing companies and big brands is unlike anywhere on the planet. It’s an ecosystem that cares about company competitiveness, not just advancing sectors, and where collaboration is the name of the game.
Positioning yourself here means working alongside those who know. It means thinking differently and tapping into fresh talent, insights and ideas on a daily basis. It means being free to fail fast, dust yourself off and try again.
WE'VE BEEN THERE, DONE THAT
We were first out of the gate in the corporate innovation game; we have roots, street cred and we give a s#!t. We were formed by a group of passionate entrepreneurs with a vision for more tech talent and a globally-recognized tech sector. For more than 20 years, Communitech has become the innovation centre and clubhouse for the Waterloo Region tech ecosystem.
We keep our ears to the ground and stay on top of trends, while taking the best lessons from global ecosystems and applying them to big brands. We use all of this to help our companies act fast, try new things, evaluate and iterate as needed.
Nimble Hippo Blog
The Nimble Hippo looks at how large organizations can build innovative cultures and disruptive strategies by taking the best lessons from startup ecosystems and applying them in a big-company context.
We speak corporate innovation
Corporate innovation is in our blood. We’ve learned a thing or two from the 66 (and counting) corporations we work with every day. And we like to share. Take a look at where we will be throughout the year. Come meet us.
THEY’RE DOING THE RIGHT THINGS
There are many ways to engage with Communitech’s Corporate Innovation program, and we’ll work with your to tailor the right experience. At the end of the day, it comes down to engaging with startups, technical innovation, and/or raising the profile of your attract and culture.
NOT SURE WHERE TO START?
VP Enterprise & Innovation
Head of Strategic Partnerships
Head of Corporate Innovation
VP Marketing & Product Development
Corporate Innovation Program Designer