At Communitech, we’re all about the “F” word. Founders.
We were built by tech founders who saw the need for a community of support to help ensure the future prosperity of Canada. No other innovation hub can say that, which is pretty cool.
Established in 1997, our mission has been our guide ever since. We’re here to support the founder at every stage of their journey, providing accelerated opportunities to access talent, capital and sales.
As Canada's tech supercharger™, we help founders with:
Hire and retain the smartest, brightest and most experienced people.
Access growth financing at every stage.
Sell to the biggest customers at home and around the world.
Connect the right people at the right time - peers who have been there before, coaches who can guide them through difficult spots and partners from all over Canada.
Our guiding principles
We work closely with a lot of people, from founders, investors and partners to team members and the broader community – all of whom have placed their trust in us to deliver value and do right by them. We are committed to earning this trust, day in and day out.
We commit to working hard to understand your problems, deliver timely solutions, amplify your wins and advocate for public policy that helps you succeed.
We commit to delivering strong return on your investment by helping companies create jobs and grow revenue, and by working to make Canada the best place anywhere to start and grow a tech company.
Universities and colleges, municipalities, government departments, private companies and sister organizations – we commit to working collaboratively, diligently and in good faith to align our efforts and achieve our mutual goals.
We commit to providing a diverse, dynamic, inclusive and fun place to work, where people can find their calling, achieve greatness and belong to an important movement.
We commit to doing our part to make Waterloo Region a better place to live, by supporting a vibrant arts and culture scene, advocating for quality health care and rolling up our sleeves to help those in need.
We will never stop fostering an inclusive and anti-racist environment to create a place, and the space, where everyone is free to be their whole selves. Our commitment to building a community rooted in diversity, inclusion and equity will never waver. And it will mean listening and learning as we go.
The best address for tech in Canada
The Communitech Hub™ is a clubhouse for the Canadian tech community. Focused on world-leading collaboration and innovation, the Hub brings together key players—from startups and global brands, to government agencies, academic institutions, tech incubators and accelerators—to create an environment like no other.
Make the Communitech Hub your company’s office space.
Trust is part of Canada’s brand. Leveraging that trust is Canadian tech’s opportunity for competitive advantage.
There’s no denying that technology has an impact on all aspects of life, the environment and all people. We believe that all organizations that create and use technology must do so with intent for the good of humanity and of the planet that sustains us.
Being committed to Tech for Good is an unofficial prerequisite for Communitech membership. Companies joining our innovation ecosystem must share in our steadfast commitment to ensure that their tech continues to uphold the principles outlined within the Tech for Good declaration.
In 2018, at Communitech’s True North Festival, we developed and published the Tech for Good Declaration alongside the Rideau Hall Foundation and the Governor General of Canada. This declaration was built to create an ongoing dialogue between all Canadians about the meaning of Tech for Good and provides a set of guiding principles that all aspiring organizations can follow.
Communitech consists of roughly 100 awesome humans. We all pull together and each team member brings to the table unique strengths and specialties.
Our strategy is guided by our mission, values and guiding principles, and led by our senior leadership team and our Board of Directors.