Waterloo Startups List

Map of the local innovation industry.
Meet some of the best and newest startups based in Waterloo.

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Saif Altimimi

Founder @notewagon, @coursemodo • Studied at @university-of-guelph. Strong UX/UI background

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Jamie Lipson

Co-Founder & CMO of Coachd.

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Aditya Bali


Co-founder BufferBox (Acquired by Google 2012, YCombinator S'12), University of Waterloo - Mechatronics Engineer. Start-up adviser, investor.

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Matthew Niewczas

Hardware Engineer at @facebook • Studied EE @university-of-waterloo

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Sam Pasupalak

CEO of @maluuba, UWaterloo Computer Science. Strong leadership, Technology vision and product strategy, Worked at @sybase, PitneyBowes and NexJ

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David Crow


EiR at @OMERSVentures. Focused on custdev & productdev. Cofounder of @influitive. Worked at @microsoft, @reactivity, @trilogy. @carnegie-mellon-university MS in HCI + UWaterloo BSc.

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Konrad Listwan-Ciesielski

Co-Founder Kira Talent • Worked at @minted, @nuance-communications • Studied at @university-of-waterloo • Next36 Entrepreneur

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Jim Moss

Founder / CEO of Plasticity Labs • Building the Happiest High Performing Workforce, Recently Closed $2.1M investment round

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Marcus Daniels


Founder/CEO @highline ( @extremestartups + @growlab merged Accelerator ). Seed Investor. Digital Product Entrepreneur. Innovation Platform Architect

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Jamie Murai

Previously co-founder at @couple (YC W12). Y Combinator alum. Studied Economics and Psychology at the University of Waterloo.

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Scott Greenberg

Developer Relations @thalmic. Follow to get the latest details of the @thalmicdev program and how to develop with Myo!

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Jesse Rodgers


Director, Creative Destruction Lab @ Rotman; Founded, @tribehr; big fan of the Waterloo/Toronto community; built VeloCity; like early stage startups + Canada.

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Logan Fuller

Web operations lead at Thalmic Labs. Space technology enthusiast, proud Canadian, tech entrepreneur.

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Omar Ismail

2-time founder, YC alum, Founder @ @streak.com

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Jeff Fedor

CTO at Demeure. Founder of 3 venture backed startups & helped a few along the way: @postrank (GOOG). Vision, leadership, product design & strategy.

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Joseph Fung


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.

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Ali Asaria

CEO of Tulip Retail. Founder of @well-ca. Creator of BrickBreaker. Software Developer. Ecommerce Guy.

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Fraser Harris

CEO of Second Funnel. Self-taught programmer. UWaterloo MBA '09, UBC Engineering Physics '06

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Ben Morris

VP Engineering at ArtBarn Labs

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Anton Polski


3x Entrepreneur. Obsessed with mobile products. Founded @dateonfire, @pokerspace-com • @semacode-com Studied at @university-of-waterloo

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Khanjan Desai

Co-Founder, Neverfrost. UWaterloo Nano Engineering Graduate.

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Madusha Cooray

Startup Services Manager @communitech • Worked at @research-in-motion @infinidy-corp • Engineer • Designer • Developer • Hacker • Studied in Switzerland, Canada

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Milan Vrekic

Zora Cofounder, First Executive Director @volta, Cofounder @titanfile, Maritimer.

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Brent Lintner

Pensive, entrepreneurial biped with a strong technical background, and a focus on web based tech.

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Hossam Bahlool

Director of product management at RIM for BBM, App World, BES, & the app dev platform. Founder of @myracevideo, servicing top marathons. Software dev background.

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Terry Goertz

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.

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Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

Founder at @fora. Ran Canada's largest college newspaper. Worked at United Nations HQ as NGO Consultant. Top 20 Nigerians under 20. UWaterloo '12

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Shyam Sheth

doing stuff. making stuff. helping others make stuff.

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William Zhou

Co-Founder Chalk.com • Studied at @university-of-waterloo • @lightspeed-venture-partners and @the-kairos-society Fellow

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Andrew Cross

Founder of Tripzaar. Brought previous startup @goosechase to 6 figure revenue. [email protected] and @polar-mobile, @university-of-waterloo Alumni.

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Ali Dinani

Software Engineer at @careguide

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Jack Read

Web developer and product guy. Created Recipeasly. Formerly of @kik-interactive and @unata .

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Dan Heitbohmer

Founder @BuildCircle Inc.

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Matthew Gardner

Founder @videostream, won Global Startup Battle • HYPERDRIVE alum • @research-in-motion Hardware • @McMaster B. Mechatronics Eng, min. Business

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Phil Jacobson

Co-founder of @pumpup; BBA @wilfrid-laurier-university; Former Marketer at @unilever, @pepsico and @ConAgra Foods.

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Erik Kalviainen

Serial entrepreneur including a successful acquisition /w @productwiki. Currently working @google as a @product_manager. Focused on @consumer-internet and @mobile-2.

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Matt Rae

Founder Tripzaar • Studied at @university-of-waterloo (VeloCity resident) - Founder MattRae Photo - Employee with Toyota, Ontario Power Generation, Cargill

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Ivan Lukianchuk

CEO of Will Pwn 4 Food. Hyperdrive Accelerator 1st cohort, BCS @university-of-waterloo. Worked at RIM, D2L, SLF. Past SIFE president.

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Matt Rice

Worked at @parkbench

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Samuel Legge

Program Manager @communitech-hyperdrive @communitech. Founder @shield-diagnostics , @unbound-books. Engineer from @UofWaterloo.

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Neil Movold

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.

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Naman Kumar

Entrepreneur. Designer + Engineer, University of Waterloo

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Jayson Rhynas

Founder LeafNotes • BCS @university-of-waterloo

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Bryan Hurren

Product Management leader at @research-in-motion; redefined mobile email, brought @livemocha to 10M users • MASc in Systems Design at @university-of-waterloo

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Phil Noelting

Founder, Qwalify.com

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Sean Li

Founded @kitematic

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Ronen Benin

Technology entrepreneur

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Lahiru Lakmal Priyadarshana

Co Founder, CEO @steamblocks • Studied at @university-of-westminster-uk

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Gareth MacLeod


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Simon Woodside

Founder/CEO at Monolith Interactive, makers of precision mobile apps.

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Hongwei Liu

Co-founder and CEO of MappedIn; worked in RF at RIM. Electrical Eng (Honours) student at uWaterloo.

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Latif Nanji

Co-founder @ Roadmunk. Co-founder @ Pokerspace and Product Manager @ Miovision. All things startup and product.

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Matthew Miner

CEO of Lumos. I dig game development and filmmaking.

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Jon Lipinski

Founder @ecopia, formerly at @fleetbit, Ivey HBA

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Earl Oliver

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John Kor

CTO and Co-founder @Edvisor.io • @techstars alumnus • Founder @mysnowbuddy • Consultant @avanade • Junior Lead @airg • Slacker at @simon-fraser-university

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Jay El-Kaake

@SweetTooth co-founder, eCommerce advocate, #Magento engineer, @CodingForACure, Travel lover, and Entrepreneur

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James McLean

Co-founder / CPO @homefed. Strong design and tech background, studied Industrial Design at OCADU

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Neil LaChapelle

@sceneverse Co-founder & Director. Studied philosophy & design. Strategic product management since '98. Author. Adizes approach to leadership and org design.

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Michael Stark

Studied at @wilfrid-laurier-university, built amazing Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Consulted, Founded @dateonfire

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John A. G. Dick

Senior Scientist @nicoya-lifesciences starting in October. PhD in Nanotech @imperialcollege in London. M.Eng and B.Eng in Chem Eng @McGillU

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Ryan Denomme

Founder and CEO @nicoya-lifesciences. Studied Nanotechnology and Mechanical Engineering @university-of-waterloo.

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Gaurav Mali

Founder Gratious • Worked at @amazon, @artbarn • Studied at @university-of-waterloo

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Willie Cheong

Founder at @cubic-work; Studied at @university-of-waterloo-2 .

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Miah Lightbody

Founder of @jetpronto; Partner, Chat for LinkedIn; Created @wurdzee; Graphic Design; Software Development; Marketing; Fortune 500 experienced; PhD in Awesome

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Kurt DaCosta

Founder @woof • Worked at @niteroll • Studied at @mcmaster-university

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Xitij Ritesh Patel

Founder of @taab, simplifying mobile payments. Waterloo ElecEng & CompEng graduate. Master's student at Toronto. Second software startup after UW.

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Steven Wang

Co-Founder and CEO at Homefed • Studied at @university-of-waterloo, @simon-fraser-university

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Dasun Priyankara Kulathunga

Co Founder @steamblocks. Computer Science graduate interested in Design and Operations.

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John Zupancic

Studied at @university-of-waterloo, @wilfrid-laurier-university

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Sarah Juma

Founder and CEO @styleid - Always optimistic and up for a challenge.

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Michael Shi

Founder Gratious • Worked at @zynga, @amazon • Studied at Software Engineering @university-of-waterloo

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Marylin Ma

Worked at @communitech-waterloo • Studied at @university-of-waterloo, @wilfrid-laurier-university

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Jeffrey Tong

Founder HearthStats • Worked at @procter-gamble-2, @gopexo • Studied at @university-of-waterloo

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Mitchell Hammerstedt

Co-Founder of @cryptiv @market-clouds-1. Financial market junkie. Biz dev. Stock and options broker. Trader.

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Dan Lussier

PhD candidate at University of @oxford-university in Mechanical Engineering as Rhodes Scholar. Teacher and strong generalist engineer who can code.

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Cameron Winterink

CycleKey Founder. Studied at @university-of-waterloo where I was also the "hard TA". Former engineering consultant and electronics designer.

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Michael Stark

Worked at @webotics • Studied at @wilfrid-laurier-university

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Todd Zeligman

Founder, Better Capital • 8+ years of Corporate Finance and Investment Banking experience • Worked at TD Securities, Scotia Capital • Ivey Business School MBA.

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Yousef Khraibut

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Shankar Gurunathan

Worked at @infosys-technologies • Studied at @university-of-waterloo

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Andrew Kinzie

Founder @funraisers-ca • Studied at @university-of-waterloo

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Greg Johnston

Canadian. CEO/Founder The Mentor+Project and http://mentorplus.me/ • Products, Marketing + Social Media Guy

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Thusenth Dhavaloganathan

Founder @mylocal • Worked Product at @blackberry-2 • Studied at @wilfrid-laurier-university

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Kartik Talwar

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John Akinyemi

Co-Founder and President of GoalRecorder

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Val Neekman

Serial entrepreneur and co-founder at @outsourcefactor. Also a developer with Python / Django / Linux.

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Austin Bianchini

3D Designer, FIRST Robotics world champion, Electronics Enthusiast, Nanotechnology Engineering Student

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Juil Yoon

Jack of all trades, Master of none

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Quinn Battersby

Marketing Master. Design Freak. Webmaster Extraordinaire.

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Adrien Niblock

Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer @nowinstore

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Pilwon Huh


Founder @stockpad • Full-stack Software Engineer, Skydiver from Canada • Worked at @scotia-capital, @td-securities • Studied at @university-of-waterloo

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Thomas Price

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Titus Soporan

Software Developer at @tawlk LLC. Real-time social search and analysis. Focus on machine learning, NLTK, data mining and sentiment analysis.

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Fernando Valdes

Founder @musicology-ca • Worked at @apple, @hewlett-packard • Studied at @university-of-waterloo

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