Tag Archives: Kitchener Innovation District

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, […]


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 […]