Communitech is an innovation centre in Waterloo Region that supports a community of more than 1,000 tech companies—from startups to rapidly-growing mid-sized companies and large global players. A member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, which is funded by the Ontario Government, Communitech helps tech companies start, grow and succeed.
Communitech Rev is designed for companies that are product-ready but don’t yet have solid sales and marketing strategies in place.
Rev starts with a three-month sprint, where companies build and refine their sales and marketing processes with individualized guidance from sales, marketing and product Embedded Executives. This is followed by three months of testing, implementation and automation of [...]
Cookhouse Lab gives insurers the creative place to think out of the box, invent and shape the future of insurance. It is a test kitchen in which insurers collaborate with each other and combine organizational knowledge with other ‘ingredients’ such as innovation experts, legal counsel, designers and entrepreneurs to create the customer experience of tomorrow.
The DMZ at Ryerson University is one of Canada’s largest business incubators for emerging tech startups. The top-ranked university incubator in North America and third in the world, it helps startups succeed by connecting them with customers, advisors, influencers and other entrepreneurs.
The DMZ is open to all startups that meet its criteria — no Ryerson affiliation is required. Startups [...]
DMZ Playbook is an intensive six month revenue growth and sales execution program for high-potential tech startups looking to infuse growth into their companies with a structured, scalable and repeatable sales process. The goal? To build a revenue growth playbook and help startups become true sales organizations.
Over the course of the six fast-pace months, startups will work closely with [...]
The Google for Entrepreneurs program is a six month incubator the offers work space in the Google area of the Communitech Hub, as well as access to Google services, mentorship and and discounted Google products.
Jewel Envy is the only private studio in the city that has long term bench rental for professional goldsmiths, short term rentals, classes taught exclusively by the resident jewellers, and sells only work made by the resident goldsmiths. We have an infrastructure of supporting members of the space through mentorship, training, and sales. We provide opportunities for interaction within the [...]
The Legal Innovation Zone at Ryerson University is a co-working space for the people and ideas that will change the status quo of Canada’s legal system. The world of law and justice in Canada is, in many ways, operating as it did 100 years ago. For many Canadians, it is too slow, too expensive or too complex. It’s [...]
Now Common is a collaborative space located in the heart of downtown Toronto. We are a community of business owners, startup founders and entrepreneurs. Common users of the space include creatives, designers, artists, salespeople, marketing professionals and developers to name a few.
Not your typical Co-Working Space, we built it so that other entrepreneurs, students, creatives and professionals would have [...]
The Design Fabrication Zone (DFZ) at Ryerson University is an interdisciplinary incubator for design and fabrication, where emerging entrepreneurs build their ideas. From concept development to three-dimensional prototyping and beyond, the DFZ facilitates the incubation and acceleration of project ideas and strategically propels them towards real-life application and business innovation. To date, the DFZ has attracted 400 entrepreneurs and yielded [...]
Spark Centre provides free advisory services to early stage or growing innovation and technology companies. Executive coaching, functional advisory, co-location, incubation and day to day operational support are just a few of the services available.
Our Experiential Programs, Business and Advisory Services and Industry & Academic Partnerships are available to innovation and technology based businesses in the Durham Region and [...]