Lunchtime Accounting Bootcamp in Waterloo

by Rob Lewis

Gary Will of WatStart reminded tech startups in Waterloo today that there is a free accounting bootcamp tomorrow (Oct. 29th) from 11am to 1pm at the Accelerator Centre. The session will look at tax credits available - some of which provide much needed cash.

  • SR&ED (scientific research and experimental development) is the best known and has always been a favourite with tech startups
  • The Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit, which could apply to any company creating interactive applications using at least two of 1) text 2) images 3) sound (which sounds like most Web apps might be eligible)
  • Bill 100: the proposed legislation that would give a 10-year provincial income tax refund to startups commercializing R&D by students or professors (it's not law yet—Communitech has asked that the eligibility criteria be broadened).

The free sesson (with lunch) is presented by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Accelerator Centre, WatStart and Communitech.

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada

Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 1997, Communitech is an industry-led innovation centre in Waterloo Region, supporting a tech cluster of nearly 1,000 companies. Communitech supports tech companies at all stages of their growth and development – from startups to rapidly growing mid-sized companies and large global players. A member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs, Communitech... more

The Accelerator Centre
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The Accelerator Centre (AC) officially opened its doors on May 18, 2006 through the cooperation of its founding partners: the Federal and Ontario governments, the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, the City of Waterloo, and the University of Waterloo. The Waterloo Research and Technology Park was selected as the site for the AC given the community-based initiative to foster the radical... more

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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