Waterloo, Ontario Canada

Located 60 miles west of Toronto, Waterloo, a small city of approximately 134,000 people, has a robust startup and technology scene. The University of Waterloo is widely considered the “MIT of Canada,” and its graduates are the second-most-frequently hired in Silicon Valley after students from UC Berkeley. According to Inc., Waterloo enjoys multiple factors that contribute greatly to its successful startup and tech scene: a collaborative environment, a government that is highly supportive of entrepreneurs (including via grants and funding), and plenty of tech talent.

Government & NGO ServicesGrants / FundingOntario Development Program Grant
ProgramThe Corridor
Chamber / City OrganizationsGreater Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce
Co-Working Spaces10 Carden
Co-Impact Hub at Lot 42
Regus Waterloo
Sustainability CoLAB Offices
Treehaus Collaborative Workspace
Workplace One
EventsFoundersBeta Events Waterloo
Internet of Things
KW Ruby Developers
Startup Grind Waterloo
Tech Waterloo Region
Startup Weekend Waterloo
The Canadian Networker
True North
Waterloo Startup Founder 101
Waterloo TECH
Women Who Code
UniversitiesTop UniversitiesUniversity of Waterloo
Startup ProgramsVelocity
University of Waterloo Student Venture Fund
Accelerator / IncubatorsAccelerator Centre
Innovation HubIdea Quarter
News OrganizationsCommunitech News
Canadian Business
The Record- Business Section
570 News
FundingVenture CapitalAtomic Labs
Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association
CyberNorth Ventures
Extreme Venture Partners
Fair Ventures
Matbridge Investments
Quantum Valley Investments
Spark Capital
Tech Capital
University of Waterloo Student Venture Fund
Angel InvestmentAngel Investors Ontario
Golden Triangle Angel Network
Keiretsu Forum
Waterloo Alumni Angels
Convention & Vistors BureauConvention Center
Visitors Bureau
Largest EmployersATS Automation Tooling Systems
City of Kitchener
City of Waterloo
Economical Insurance Group
Grand River Hospital
Kuntz Electroplating Inc.
Lear Corp Canada Ltd.
Manualife Financial
Maple Leaf Consumer Foods
Research in Motion (BlackBerry)
Rogers Communication
St. Mary's General Hospital
Sunlife Financial
Toyota Manufacturing
University of Waterloo
Waterloo Region District School Board



Toronto (1 h 16 min/ 114km)