Waterloo's Communitech Selected as Only Canadian Hotspot to Join Google Tech Hub Network

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

This morning, Waterloo's Communitech joined Google's exclusive Tech Hub Network for entrepreneurs.

The network, which is comprised of seven hubs throughout North America, aims to support entrepreneurs and provide a stimulus for local economies.

Google says that it will support Communitech and the other hubs in the network, both financially and technologically. Hubs will have greater access to Google experts and products, and will participate in a number of Google events each year, according to the company.

"We are honoured to be selected as the only Canadian member of the Google Tech Hub Network," says Iain Klugman, CEO of Communitech. "There is a long history of collaboration across companies within the Waterloo Region, which Communitech has helped to foster. This network will allow us to collaborate with an entirely new set of partners, leading to more innovation and more successful startups."

Communitech is the only Canadian hub in the network. The other six hubs in the network are CoCo in Minneapolis, MN; 1871 in Chicago, IL; Nashville Entrepreneur Center in Nashville, TN; American Underground in Durham, NC; Galvanize in Denver, CO; and Grand Circus in Detroit, MI.

"Google heard consistently from tech hubs that they wanted to be part of a larger network, to learn from each other and collaborate together on ideas. We are happy to facilitate that," noted John Lyman, Head of Partnerships for Google for Entrepreneurs. "Our team has been incredibly impressed with the great work these hubs have done in their cities, and are excited to partner with them to do even more."

Company:
Google
Website:
http://www.google.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. As a first step to fulfilling that mission, Google's founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin developed a new approach to online search that took root in a Stanford University dorm room and quickly spread to information seekers around the globe. Google is now widely recognized as the world's largest search engine --... more

Company:
Communitech
Website:
http://www.communitech.ca
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Communitech is located in Waterloo Region, 110 kilometres (66 miles) west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada in an area that includes the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo. Communitech is the regional hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies supporting and building a Southwestern Ontario tech cluster of close to 1,000 companies that now generates more than $30B in revenue. A member of the Ontario Network... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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