Map of the local innovation industry.
Meet some of the best and newest startups based in Waterloo.
vc @inovia - excited about ideas
uwaterloo (''06 / comp sci-bioinformatics)
ivey ('10 / mba)
rbc, psi, fidelity (engineering gigs)
EVP at Maplesoft
CEO of @tribehr (Sold to NetSuite 2013), CEO of @lewis-media (Sold 2009), CEO @onmyblock-ca, and Co-Founder @simple-machines-forum. UWaterloo Computer Engineer.
Director, Creative Destruction Lab @ Rotman; Founded, @tribehr; big fan of the Waterloo/Toronto community; built VeloCity; like early stage startups + Canada.
UWaterloo Software Engineering '14. Previously at Twitter, Crashlytics, Square, and Xtreme labs.
Founder @gonabit, @bidvine • Worked at @livingsocial, @adgear • Investor @dash, @flashprops • Studied at @university-of-toronto, @wilfrid-laurier-university
Co-founder BufferBox (Acquired by Google 2012, YCombinator S'12), University of Waterloo - Mechatronics Engineer. Start-up adviser, investor.
CEO of @maluuba, UWaterloo Computer Science. Strong leadership, Technology vision and product strategy, Worked at @sybase, PitneyBowes and NexJ
CTO at Demeure. Founder of 3 venture backed startups & helped a few along the way: @postrank (GOOG). Vision, leadership, product design & strategy.
CEO of Tulip Retail. Founder of @well-ca. Creator of BrickBreaker. Software Developer. Ecommerce Guy.
Previously co-founder at @couple (YC W12). Y Combinator alum. Studied Economics and Psychology at the University of Waterloo.
2-time founder, YC alum, Founder @ @streak.com
Worked at @apple, @microsoft • Investor @leanplum, @pinnatta • Studied at @queen-s-university
Founder/CEO @highline ( @extremestartups + @growlab merged Accelerator ). Seed Investor. Digital Product Entrepreneur. Innovation Platform Architect
@DMACMullin Modern Gentleman, Investor, Troublemaker, & thrives on continuous innovation.
EiR at @OMERSVentures. Focused on custdev & productdev. Cofounder of @influitive. Worked at @microsoft, @reactivity, @trilogy. @carnegie-mellon-university MS in HCI + UWaterloo BSc.
Co-Founder Kira Talent • Worked at @minted, @nuance-communications • Studied at @university-of-waterloo • Next36 Entrepreneur
Director, Strategic Investments & Initiatives @ BDC Venture Capital. Intrapreneur. Entrepreneurial VC. Venture catalyst. Startup champion.
Sales Engineer @pagerduty. EE @uwaterloo alum. Ex- @salesforce, @assistly.
Founder at @kitematic • Worked at @twitter, @google
Studied at @university-of-waterloo
Full-stack web dev with a talent for usability.
VP Engineering at ArtBarn Labs
Co-Founder of @relay. Former Product Manager on Google+ Mobile and Software Engineer on Mobile Search/Gmail. Waterloo CS grad.
VC at @bdc-venture-capital
CEO of Second Funnel. Self-taught programmer. UWaterloo MBA '09, UBC Engineering Physics '06
Senior Director, Rogers Ventures. Board Member, @scribble-technologies & @gridcentric
Co-Founder & CMO of Coachd.
Worked at @well-ca, @research-in-motion
Co-Founder of @piinpoint. University of Waterloo Geomatics and Computer Science. Developer of data visualization and location analytics tools.
Worked on Mobile Google+ and hangouts.
Founded Freepoint Inc and launched www.pictoreo.com
Working at Square
Currently studying Computer Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Previous internships focused on web application development in Ruby and Python
Founder Vouchr, Previously founded @j2play sold to @electronic-arts • Worked at @electronic-arts Director of Social Platforms
Co-Founder & CTO at Organimi.
Mentor at University or Waterloo's VeloCity, Communitech's HyperDrive & Startupify.me
Hardware Engineer at @facebook • Studied EE @university-of-waterloo
CEO & Co-Founder of PiinPoint (YC S14)
Founder @ticketlabs (YCS14) • Studied at @university-of-waterloo
Developer Relations @thalmic. Follow to get the latest details of the @thalmicdev program and how to develop with Myo!
Founder @ticketlabs (YC S14), graduated @university-of-waterloo
Senior Portfolio Manager @gchallenges | Course Director @SchulichMBA | IC Member @YSI_CapitalFund | ex RBC, Sarona, CGAP
Web operations lead at Thalmic Labs. Space technology enthusiast, proud Canadian, tech entrepreneur.
doing stuff. making stuff. helping others make stuff.
CEO of Will Pwn 4 Food. Hyperdrive Accelerator 1st cohort, BCS @university-of-waterloo. Worked at RIM, D2L, SLF. Past SIFE president.
Founder / CEO of Plasticity Labs • Building the Happiest High Performing Workforce, Recently Closed $2.1M investment round
Founder & CEO @blitzen. Masters @university-of-waterloo Engineering. AngelPad 7.
Web developer and product guy. Created Recipeasly. Formerly of @kik-interactive and @unata .
Waterloo EE Student and Hackaday writer. Worked at Tesla Motors and CrossChasm Technologies. I build hardware, software, and the stuff in between.
Co-Founder Chalk.com • Studied at @university-of-waterloo • @lightspeed-venture-partners and @the-kairos-society Fellow
Founder @notewagon, @coursemodo • Studied at @university-of-guelph. Strong UX/UI background
Founder Lessons Invoicing • Works at @buffer • Studied at @university-of-guelph
Co-founder of @pumpup; BBA @wilfrid-laurier-university; Former Marketer at @unilever, @pepsico and @ConAgra Foods.
Software Developer. @tribehr Engineering Manager. Maker. Hacker. Self-diagnosed wantreprenuer. Community enthusiast. Political wonk.
Geek of all trades.
Founder Avidbots • Worked at @kinaxis, @amdocs • Studied at @university-of-waterloo
Founded PixStream (Sold to Cisco), Founded Sandvine (Public), Founded Emforium (Closed), Founded Auvik Networks
Founder Tripzaar • Studied at @university-of-waterloo (VeloCity resident) - Founder MattRae Photo - Employee with Toyota, Ontario Power Generation, Cargill
Founder of Tripzaar. Brought previous startup @goosechase to 6 figure revenue. [email protected] and @polar-mobile, @university-of-waterloo Alumni.
Software Engineer at ExcitEm; Worked at @amazon, @if-we-1; UWaterloo Software Engineer Grad (Dean's Honours List)
Co-Founder, Neverfrost. UWaterloo Nano Engineering Graduate.
Zora Cofounder, First Executive Director @volta, Cofounder @titanfile, Maritimer.
Waterloo CS, lover of networks and security, self-acclaimed linux guru. Determined to develop a functional OS kernel and reverse engineer everything I touch.
Founder at @fora. Ran Canada's largest college newspaper. Worked at United Nations HQ as NGO Consultant. Top 20 Nigerians under 20. UWaterloo '12
Co-founder of @monstro. 1st company at 11. Previously at @sandvine(TSX:SVC) and @postrank(@google). Strong product and ops. CTIA Top 5 innovative company.
3x Entrepreneur. Obsessed with mobile products. Founded @dateonfire, @pokerspace-com • @semacode-com Studied at @university-of-waterloo
Software Engineer @rollbar. Cofounder @goosechase. Bachelor of Computer Science at the @university-of-waterloo
Financial services professional
Founder @ecopia, formerly at @fleetbit, Ivey HBA
Serial entrepreneur including a successful acquisition /w @productwiki. Currently working @google as a @product_manager. Focused on @consumer-internet and @mobile-2.
Director of product management at RIM for BBM, App World, BES, & the app dev platform. Founder of @myracevideo, servicing top marathons. Software dev background.
Startup Services Manager @communitech • Worked at @research-in-motion @infinidy-corp • Engineer • Designer • Developer • Hacker • Studied in Switzerland, Canada
CTO at @Mercatusinsight, @rypple, @redknee. Advisor at @kiinzel, @realsociable, @devbbq, @printchomp, @parkbench, Studied at @university-of-toronto, @mcgill-university
Worked at @bunch-1, @university-of-toronto-1 • Studied at @university-of-waterloo, @university-of-toronto
Founder @videostream, won Global Startup Battle • HYPERDRIVE alum • @research-in-motion Hardware • @McMaster B. Mechatronics Eng, min. Business
Pensive, entrepreneurial biped with a strong technical background, and a focus on web based tech.
Self-unemployed developer looking for adventure in a creative workplace!
Software Engineer at @careguide
SVP Marketing and Alliances at BlackBerry and most recently built the global marketing org of an up and coming edtech company Desire2Learn
Co-founder and CEO of MappedIn; worked in RF at RIM. Electrical Eng (Honours) student at uWaterloo.
CTO and Co-founder @Edvisor.io • @techstars alumnus • Founder @mysnowbuddy • Consultant @avanade • Junior Lead @airg • Slacker at @simon-fraser-university
Founder @BuildCircle Inc.
VP Product at @idoc24, a tele-dermatology platform developed in @stockholm and launching in North America
Founder LeadGecko Inc. • Studied at @queen-s-university
Founder of Happenate. Full-stack developer. UWaterloo alum.
Co Founder, CEO @steamblocks • Studied at @university-of-westminster-uk
BASc Nano student at @university-of-waterloo and former team member @neverfrost and Nicoya Lifesciences.
Entrepreneur. Designer + Engineer, University of Waterloo
Founder @kitematic • Worked at @cisco, @amd • Studied at @university-of-waterloo
All about UX and product design. Partner at @ArtBarnLabs. VP Experience Design at Demeure. Founder of UX Waterloo and Fluxible. Thinking about sushi.
Program Manager @communitech-hyperdrive @communitech. Founder @shield-diagnostics , @unbound-books. Engineer from @UofWaterloo.
Co-founder @ Roadmunk. Co-founder @ Pokerspace and Product Manager @ Miovision. All things startup and product.
Founder/CEO at Monolith Interactive, makers of precision mobile apps.
Founder at Palette • Worked at @apple, @spartan-bioscience, @toyota • Studied at @university-of-waterloo
Worked at @parkbench
Passionate growth strategist and user experience designer. @next36 entrepreneur. Always curious, always learning, always creative.
@SweetTooth co-founder, eCommerce advocate, #Magento engineer, @CodingForACure, Travel lover, and Entrepreneur
Former Sales Engineering Director at Dell, Engineer with technology consulting, business development, sales experience, Kellogg-Schulich Exec MBA 2014
Product Management leader at @research-in-motion; redefined mobile email, brought @livemocha to 10M users • MASc in Systems Design at @university-of-waterloo
Co-Founder @palette • Worked @if-we-1 @telus @td-securities • Studied Mechatronics Engineering @university-of-waterloo
Passionate & Creative Student @uwaterloo, CEO & Editor-In-Chief at Passion8 Magazine @passion8tweets & Co-op student at WestonExpressions @westonex.
CEO of Lumos. I dig game development and filmmaking.
Executive MBA and an international business career spanning 25 years, 20+ years at the CxO level across start-up and growth companies in several industries.
Worked at @communitech-waterloo • Studied at @university-of-waterloo, @wilfrid-laurier-university
BIG THINGS have small beginnings.
Co-Founder • Coder • BCS 2013 @ @university-of-waterloo
Founder @woof • Worked at @niteroll • Studied at @mcmaster-university
Worked at @printchomp • Studied at @sheridan-college, @centennial-college
Senior Scientist @nicoya-lifesciences starting in October. PhD in Nanotech @imperialcollege in London. M.Eng and B.Eng in Chem Eng @McGillU
Interested in entrepreneurship, technology, disruptive innovation, travelling, geopolitics and tennis. Working on becoming a better skier...
Founder of @taab, simplifying mobile payments. Waterloo ElecEng & CompEng graduate. Master's student at Toronto. Second software startup after UW.
Founder at @cubic-work;
Studied at @university-of-waterloo-2 .
Founder Sparkgig • Worked at @pivotal-labs, @xtreme-labs • Studied at @university-of-waterloo
Part-Time Graduate Student @ University of Waterloo
Co Founder @steamblocks. Computer Science graduate interested in Design and Operations.
Founder @future-hunt , @hackworthy, @longevity-hub • Worked at @blackberry-2
Principle Security Architect at WillPwn4Food and Product Security Manager at McAfee (an Intel Company). Leader of the Kitchener/Waterloo OWASP chapter.
Founder LeafNotes • BCS @university-of-waterloo
Co-Founder and CEO at Homefed • Studied at @university-of-waterloo, @simon-fraser-university
Computer Engineer turned Sales & Marketing Evangelist
Founder @sentry-scientific-inc • Worked at @facebook, @palette • Studied at @university-of-waterloo
Founder Gratious • Worked at @amazon, @artbarn • Studied at @university-of-waterloo
Founder and CEO @nicoya-lifesciences. Studied Nanotechnology and Mechanical Engineering @university-of-waterloo.
Founder TagTalk • Studied at @university-of-waterloo and three other different universities
Founder and CEO @styleid - Always optimistic and up for a challenge.
Math/CA Grad from @university-of-waterloo | Currently working on @north-pine-ventures | Interested in #startups #tech #entrepreneurship #sports
David is a passionate Founder of the @changeit Program.
UX designer-for-hire at @unnormal · Founder at @ethical-coffee-chain · Seeking: good people to work with, design problems worth tackling.
PhD candidate at University of @oxford-university in Mechanical Engineering as Rhodes Scholar. Teacher and strong generalist engineer who can code.
Founder of Sesame. Mechatronics engineering grad from uWaterloo; The Next 36 Alumni; Kairo Society Canada Fellow.
Founder Gratious • Worked at @zynga, @amazon • Studied at Software Engineering @university-of-waterloo
Studied at @wilfrid-laurier-university, built amazing Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Consulted, Founded @dateonfire
Founder Voisin Capital Inc., JD, MBA at @university-of-western-ontario, BA @wilfrid-laurier-university
@sceneverse Co-founder & Director. Studied philosophy & design. Strategic product management since '98. Author. Adizes approach to leadership and org design.
Co-Founder of @cryptiv @market-clouds-1. Financial market junkie. Biz dev. Stock and options broker. Trader.
Founder HearthStats • Worked at @procter-gamble-2, @gopexo • Studied at @university-of-waterloo
CompEng @university-of-waterloo • Interned @vectorface @vitalhub @bnotions @ibm • Tech, books, music
Founder of @jetpronto; Partner, Chat for LinkedIn; Created @wurdzee; Graphic Design; Software Development; Marketing; Fortune 500 experienced; PhD in Awesome
Co-founder / CPO @homefed. Strong design and tech background, studied Industrial Design at OCADU
Founder Koronis Inc. • Studied at @university-of-waterloo, @university-of-manitoba
Founder @stockpad • Full-stack Software Engineer, Skydiver from Canada • Worked at @scotia-capital, @td-securities • Studied at @university-of-waterloo
Studying at University of Waterloo, Worked at Campbell Company of Canada and Jonar System Inc
Executive brings over 20 years of experience at both start-up and industry leading technology companies.
CycleKey Founder. Studied at @university-of-waterloo where I was also the "hard TA". Former engineering consultant and electronics designer.
Honors Computer Science / BBA student at University of Waterloo; UI/UX designer, Web designer; Strong communication and problem solving skills
Founder, Better Capital • 8+ years of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking experience • Worked at TD Securities, Scotia Capital • Ivey Business School MBA.
Waterloo Engineer. Formerly with Microsoft as a PM/Designer. Experience with Front-End Development.
Studied at @university-of-waterloo, @wilfrid-laurier-university
Co-Founder and President of GoalRecorder
Waterloo CS; Laurier BBA; passionate; looking to start something awesome
Studied at @university-of-waterloo, @university-of-western-ontario
Front end developer and designer. Engineering student at @university-of-waterloo
Passionate about retail, technology and operations. Experienced with full-agency account management, inside sales, copywriting and analytics.
Mobile UI/UX junkie, sloppy perfectionist, and a KWBBDev group organizer. Dedicated to @Arroware and @TeamCandid, on a mission to change the world!
Work @maplesoft , Worked @IKCO, Studied @concordia-university-1 , Studies Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Passionate about model based product design
Multimedia graduate, managed the website and built a cross-platform mobile app at Ontario Sheep.
Now doing contract website design and building apps.
University of Waterloo Honors Computer Science Co-op student. Graduating in 2019. Fast learner, competent and team worker.
Former Co-founder at IMHO STOCKS. Canadian Student Entrepreneur award nominee 2012.
Director of Operations at StartMeUp Ryeson
Business Lead at OcuFlow(ocuflowmodels.com) where we are making next generation eye models. Also a student at the University of Waterloo
Computer Engineering student at University Of Waterloo. Mobile Engineering and Embedded systems enthusiast. Love hack-a-thons and open source projects.
uWaterloo Accounting and Finance, 95th Percentile BAT, strong leadership, teamwork and communciation skills
Active contributor to ReviewBoard. Worked at @fora, @bookneto. Studying CS at University of Waterloo. IOI 2011 bronze medalist.
Studies Nanotechnology Engineering and Knowledge Integration @university-of-waterloo . Works at @Nicoya Lifsciences. Athlete, traveller, problem-solver.
Waterloo Systems Design Engineering. Designer and engineer. ex-Courserian.
Founder @funraisers-ca • Studied at @university-of-waterloo
Operationally focused COO/CFO who understands how to use technology to drive cost out of business operations.
Worked at @infosys-technologies • Studied at @university-of-waterloo
Uwaterloo Engineer, mobile and consumer hardware experience, worked at leading mobile app companies and YC startups.
Waterloo Computer Engineering, Entrepreneur & Full-Stack Software Developer
CTO & Founder at @blitzen • Worked at @google • Studied at @university-of-waterloo
Waterloo Master's Student working in Machine Learning
Founder @musicology-ca • Worked at @apple, @hewlett-packard • Studied at @university-of-waterloo
Waterloo New Grad in 2014; Web developer since freshman year highschool; Worked at SAP
Engineering and Knowledge Integrator at Waterloo. Worked at SAP, Desire2Learn, MyPlanet Digitial. Part time student and full time dreamer.
University of Waterloo CS, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to details, and passion on learning
Computer Science student at the University of Waterloo
Worked at @facebook, @lookout, @qualcomm, @pivotal-labs • Honours Computer Science @university-of-waterloo
Embedded software developer • Worked at @blackberry-2 • Studied at @university-of-waterloo
3D Designer, FIRST Robotics world champion, Electronics Enthusiast, Nanotechnology Engineering Student
Worked at @experiment • Studied at @university-of-waterloo
Founder TeamAtLast, jimport
Worked at @fora
Waterloo Computer Engineering, Front-End Developer
Diagnosed with OCD (Obsessive Coding Disorder), student at University of Waterloo.
Waterloo CS new grad; Worked at Facebook, Oracle
Founded SpinMe Alarm Clock. CS Student at University of Waterloo
Student at @university-of-waterloo
Ideas, products and everything in between. uWaterloo Systems Design Engineering. Front-End and Mobile Dev, Product Management, and Strategy.
Worked on both software engineering and QA teams. Passion for development; currently developing Android app as self-study and working as Ruby on Rails Developer
Global | Missional | Digital | Strategist
Waterloo Geomatics, experience with Java, Python, MySQL, and ArcGIS
Passionate about greate code, which leads to great software.
Jack of all trades, Master of none
Worked at @turnstyle-solutions • @university-of-waterloo ECE
Hardware Engineering Intern @apple, Mechatronics Engineering student @university-of-waterloo, LCD/OLED Displays @blackberry-2, ZigBee/Z-Wave @mmb-networks
Computing & BBA Double Degree | Developed numerous WebApps | UI&Graphic Design | Full-Stack
Passionate about startups. Physics & Finance student at Western University. Founder of Spotlander.
Financial product R&D. Sales and Marketing in highly regulated businesses. Former CCO. Quant. finance + MBA.
Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer @nowinstore
Worked at @webotics • Studied at @wilfrid-laurier-university
Serial entrepreneur and co-founder at @outsourcefactor. Also a developer with Python / Django / Linux.
Consultant at FreshInsights Consulting. Business generalist with focus on strategy and marketing. Worked at BlackBerry and Sun Life Financial. Goodman BBA '13.
Founder @politica-esporte-clube • Studied at @newton-paiva
Wilfrid Laurier BBA, co-op student, launched 1 start-up, worked at PwC, tech savvy, learning to code in Objective C.
Canadian. CEO/Founder The Mentor+Project and http://mentorplus.me/ • Products, Marketing + Social Media Guy
MEng CE graduate from UBC; Worked at BlackBerry, Motorola and Canadian tech startups.
Software engineer. CTO of Artdst.
Founder @mylocal • Worked Product at @blackberry-2 • Studied at @wilfrid-laurier-university
Director at @north-innovation-fund, Director at @northbridge-consultants
8 years of involvement in IT. Co-founded 3 startups. Business & coding. UWaterloo MBET, Bocconi BBA.
University of Ottawa. Creative problem solver. Recently assembled first team for startup idea. Received Scotiabank's Best of the Best designation.
Spry is a private incubator founded in 2009 at the Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan border.
Marketing Master. Design Freak. Webmaster Extraordinaire.
Product marketer with a focus on business development & digital marketing. Passionate about innovation and helping businesses grow.
Co-founder @121writing on a mission to demystify writing. Incubated by @imaginek12. Prev Kira Talent @ Next36, uWaterloo for CS and Knowledge Integration.
Environment and Business student at Waterloo; International Business focus with experience in Consulting, Finance and Telecommunications
Writer | Creative | Passion for Innovation | Aspiring Marketer Seeking New Opportunities
Integrity Tactical Services Manager at PTC
University of Toronto Grad, Proven Team Leader, accomplished / drivien developer
Software Developer at @tawlk LLC. Real-time social search and analysis. Focus on machine learning, NLTK, data mining and sentiment analysis.
Inventor, Electrical engineering, Worked at BlackBerry