CORPORATE INNOVATION

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.

START DOING THE RIGHT THINGS

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.

SEE FOR YOURSELF

#1 TECH ECOSYSTEM
TO WATCH

on the planet

inc.com

HIGHEST STARTUP
DENSITY

outside of Silicon Valley

Startup Compass 2015

MORE HIRED
TECHNICAL TALENT

from the University of Waterloo than Stanford, UCLA, and Cornell

Riviera Partners

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.

FEB
27
Smart Cities
Ottawa, ON
FEB
28
Insurance-Canada.ca 2017 Technology Conference
Toronto, ON
MAY
27
La Fleur's 2017 Global Lottery Forum
Halifax, NS
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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.

ALL
HOOKING UP WITH STARTUPS
BUILDING COOL SHIT
ATTRACTING AND KEEPING THE BEST

NOT SURE WHERE TO START?

Sign up for our Innovation eNewsletter, follow the Nimble Hippo, and while you’re at it join our LinkedIn Group.

Glenn Smith

VP Enterprise & Innovation

Peter Gould

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Craig Haney

Head of Corporate Innovation

Saj Jamal

VP Marketing & Product Development

Steve Currie

VP Strategy

Dave Inglis

Corporate Innovation Program Designer

DON'T BE LEFT BEHIND