Category Archives: Kitchener Innovation District

Former Zion United Church in Kitchener won’t be demolished, owner says

Jan 03, 2017  Zion United David Bebee,Record staff The owner of the former Zion United Church says he has no plans to tear down the heritage building. Waterloo Region Record By Catherine Thompson KITCHENER — The owner of the former Zion United Church on Weber Street says it would be a great location for tech […]

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World’s largest hardware technology hub to be built in Kitchener-Waterloo

TERRY DAWES Kitchener-Waterloo is already well-known as a centre for innovation in Canada, and with plans now underway to revitalize a 475,000 square foot warehouse space located at 137 Glasgow Street in Kitchener’s Innovation District, the newly re-christened Catalyst137 building is set to become the largest innovation center in the world dedicated to hardware and […]

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Startup city: The high-tech fever reshaping Kitchener-Waterloo

SHANE DINGMAN – TECHNOLOGY REPORTER The Globe and Mail Burgeoning tech companies are on the rise in Canada, attracting funding and IPO buzz in hubs across the country. Our occasional series explores how each locale nurtures its entrepreneurs, the challenges they face and the rising stars we’re watching. Coming up: Stories on Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, […]

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Historic Boehmer Box building gets makeover

Factory renovation Peter Lee,Record staff Mark Hopkins, sales representative with ReMax Twin City Realty. shows off space in the Boehmer Box building that is being renovated. Waterloo Region Record By Terry Pender KITCHENER — Mark Hopkins walks on glistening hardwood floors flanked by yellow brick walls that are punctuated with metal framed windows, and decorated […]

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Y Combinator’s Sam Altman ‘super impressed’ with Waterloo Region

by Trish Crompton Hack The North didn’t just cram as many developers as it could into University of Waterloo’s Engineering 5 building.It also brought Sam Altman, President of Y Combinator, the startup world’s most exclusive accelerator program.Y Combinator, based in Silicon Valley, has a long relationship with Waterloo Region startups. They include Pebble, Couple, Vidyard, BufferBox, […]

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Google Canada plans for growth with a new Kitchener headquarters

Grand Opening with the Prime Minister An extensive renovation of a former rubber factory sets the search giant up for another growth spurt in Canada  Sissi Wang Last week, prime minister Justin Trudeau helped Google celebrate the unveiling of its new Kitchener-Waterloo office. In the last 10 years, Google expanded its KW office from just four employees to […]

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