Communitech was founded in 1997 by a group of entrepreneurs committed to making Waterloo Region a global innovation leader. At the time it was crazy talk, but somehow this community managed to pull it off. Today, Communitech is a public-private innovation hub that supports a community of more than 1400 companies — from startups to scale-ups to large global players.
Communitech helps tech companies start, grow and succeed in three distinct ways:
- Communitech is a place – the center of gravity for entrepreneurs and innovators. A clubhouse for building cool shit and great companies.
- Communitech delivers programs – helping companies at all stages with access to capital, customers and talent. We are here to help them grow and innovate.
- Communitech partners in building a world-leading ecosystem – making sure we have all the ingredients (and the brand) to go from a small startup to a global giant.
Our team is dedicated and passionate. Regardless of role, we work together every day to help our tech companies overcome barriers to success. Team members can often be found throughout the community at all kinds of events. Next time you see one of us, say hi.
The Communitech Hub
It’s the place we call home and a clubhouse for the Waterloo Region tech community. The Communitech Hub is 80,000+ square feet dedicated to world-leading collaboration and innovation. We bring together key players—from startups and global brands, to government agencies, academic institutions, tech incubators and accelerators—to create an environment like no other.
Focused on fuelling job creation and company growth, the Hub keeps buzzing well beyond typical business hours. It plays host to events, special guests and other shenanigans, serves as collaborative office space for a mix of tech and non-tech companies, and as a drop-in space for guests.
If you haven’t visited us yet and would like a tour, fill out our tour request form and we’ll make it happen.