After winning an international hackathon run by NASA, SkyWatch’s co-founders relocated from Toronto area to Waterloo to participate in the Google for Entrepreneur’s program. They’ve stayed there ever since, capitalizing on the best of both Toronto and Waterloo’s startup ecosystem.
When Michael Litt and Devon Galloway left the valley to build Vidyard in Kitchener-Waterloo, they had no idea they were paving the way for a handful of startups that could become the next tech stars of the region.
Inspired by a revelation from his father about the frequency of mistakes made during hip replacement surgery, Armen Bakirtzian and his University of Waterloo classmates Andre Hladio and Richard Fanson, teamed up to find a solution. Today, the Intellijoint HIP is used all over the world, becoming one of the key tools for orthopaedic surgeons.
For more than a decade, Wattpad has gradually been building an understanding of what readers like and don’t like through its storytelling platform. Now, the Toronto company is disrupting the way stories are discovered and told.