Communitech helps tech companies start, grow and succeed. That’s our mission, our mantra, our reason for being. Everything we do ties back to collaboration and helping—values that run deep in our organization.


We were founded in 1997 by a group of dedicated entrepreneurs who wanted to raise the profile of the Waterloo Region tech community. Their vision: more tech talent, a globally-recognized tech sector and better support for companies.


Today, Communitech is an industry-led innovation centre that supports, fosters and celebrates a community of nearly 1,000 tech companies. We support companies at all stages of growth and development—from startups to rapidly-growing mid-sized companies and large global players—and we have fun doing it.


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.