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Members of the Communitech Pro Squad are our in-house trusted business professionals

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Accounting and Financial Management

Cyber CPA

Cyber CPA

Cyber CPA is a virtual CPA firm which supports the accounting and tax needs of businesses across Canada.  We work with all types of business owners who appreciate and understand the benefits of virtual professional services. We utilize technology to keep our clients connected to real-time financial data and as our clients grow, we grow with them.  Apart from regular tax and accounting services, such as tax returns and bookkeeping services, we also offer business planning services such as financial forecasting, budgeting and much more.  Our team is well trained and excited to work with your team. Just think of us as your outsourced accounting department!

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Element CPA

Element CPA

Element CPA is a virtual CPA firm that caters to tech startups throughout Canada and the US, focusing on bringing innovation to the accounting world. Our mission is to support inspiring entrepreneurs who aim to make a difference in the world. As a small but dedicated team, we specialize in technology-driven outsourced accounting and bookkeeping services, playing a key role in our clients' growth and achievements. At every stage of your journey, we act as your trusted outsourced accounting department, handling day-to-day finance tasks such as payroll, bookkeeping, financial reporting, and tax filing. Additionally, we provide essential cash flow management and budgeting services, ensuring clarity on your cash position and helping to keep your growth on track.

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Hello Finance

Hello Finance

HelloFinance is a virtual accounting, bookkeeping and payroll firm. Accounting services are critical for the success of a business. Having your business’s finances handled by an expert can be the determining factor to long-term success. Whether it’s bookkeeping, accounting support, or expert advice, our team is here to take care of your financial business operations so you can focus on creating a successful business that thrives.

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AI and Data Sciences

 Ample Insights

Ample Insights

Ample Insight is a leading Canadian data consulting firm helping organizations across diverse industries build and scale AI and data solutions. Ample Insight brings world-class data science and engineering expertise from Facebook, Amazon, Uber amongst other leading technology companies. We have a proven track record of solving some of the most complex technical and business problems for leading startups and Fortune 500 companies.

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Business Solutions

Blackbridge

Blackbridge

Blackbridge helps tech companies transform their startup vision into revenue reality. Our bespoke solutions provide the precise blend of strategy, AI-powered sales intelligence, and training needed to accelerate growth. From go-to-market (GTM) development to retention plans, we ensure that every step of your customer journey is streamlined and optimized, so you can focus on what you do best: innovating.

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Financial and capital

NorthBridge Consultants

NorthBridge Consultants

NorthBridge is a full-service government funding firm committed to helping small- to medium-sized companies make sure they receive full value from all government incentive programs. We provide businesses with quality and timely advice to help identify and access the most appropriate government funding programs to fulfil their business objectives, including SR&ED (Scientific Research and Experimental Development). As angel investors, we are intimately involved with the start-up ecosystem, especially through the NorthSpring Capital Partners fund.

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Insurance providers

Cowan

Cowan

Flexible, cost-effective inclusive insurance package options for start-ups, scale-ups and more, including group benefits, business insurance, commercial and liability, pension and retirement savings plans, wealth management and personal insurance, home and auto.

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Sterling Capital Brokers

Sterling Capital Brokers

Sterling Capital Brokers (SCB) is disrupting the Group Benefits and Retirement landscape in Canada through our innovative application, SCB Connect. Founded in 2014, SBC is one of Ontario’s largest independent brokers, specializing in servicing high-growth small-to-medium size businesses.

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Lawyers

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG

Working with tech enterprises of all sizes, Gowling WLG legal professionals develop agile, innovative strategies to achieve the business objectives of its clients.

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Nahm IP Law

Nahm IP Law

Nahm IP Law is an intellectual property law firm located at the Catalyst Commons in the heart of Kitchener’s vibrant Innovation District. Backed by 20+ years of experience from top tier IP boutique firms and Big Law, they’re here to help Communitech startups prioritize and create effective IP strategies to protect business ideas, innovations, and brands at fees that are fair and affordable.

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PCK

PCK

The PCK team is founder friendly and many of our professionals have spent several years in startup and early stage companies. We understand that IP is just part of your business plan. We assist startups create and incorporate “barriers-to-entry” protocols by developing the tools required to protect your business and grow revenues – including trade secrets, patents & trademarks.

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Phillips Lytle LLP

Phillips Lytle LLP

Phillips Lytle is a US law firm that focuses on assisting startup companies expand into the US market by providing expertise in: cross-border financing, corporate/M&A, data security and privacy, energy, environment, import/export, immigration, intellectual property, labour and employment, licensing, joint ventures, real estate, tax and telecommunications.

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Marketing

Snow Collective

Snow Collective

We create strategies and marketing content that grow businesses. SNOW Collective brings together a handpicked collection of talented business, marketing, communication, and technology experts that execute custom-created, results-driven, business plans and targeted marketing strategies.

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Media production and Distribution

Arc Media

Arc Media

Arc Media is a video design & production agency based out of Waterloo that makes video worth watching.

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Product Development

FYELABS

FYELABS

FYELABS is a product development firm that is purpose-built for startups and certain SMEs, with two very key differences from the standard offering in the market: Fixed price contracts with guaranteed deliverables, so customers know how much a project will cost going in, and how long it will take too. A technically diverse team, spanning software, AI/ML, electronics, robotics, industrial design, and computational modeling. Thus, founders don’t have to juggle multiple vendors. FYELABS started in January 2021, and as of August 2023, have 44 people on staff at their location in Hamilton, ON at the McMaster Innovation Park. They have delivered ~140 projects to ~100 customers in Canada and the US.

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Product Solutions

Megalab Group Inc.

Megalab Group Inc.

Megalab Group Inc., Canada’s fastest-growing consulting lab for international certification & approval, is unique in North America offering testing services (UL/CSA/ETL/MET/CE) from one “State of the Art” facility. Megalab offers ISO 17025 (A2LA) Accredited, EMC, Product Safety, ISO 9001 & 13485 Quality Management Systems, ISTA, Mechanical & Laboratory Testing Services. We operate from a state-of-the-art engineering facility spanning over 40,000 square feet. Our facility is equipped to handle a wide range of testing requirements (Medical, Hi-Tech, Wireless, Auto), making it a convenient one-stop-shop for all your testing needs. Megalab Group Inc. and its team are committed to meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations as an industry leader in environmental and related regulatory testing services, through constant business improvement while upholding the highest integrity and quality in stand.

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Six S Partners

Six S Partners

Six S Partners has helped 100’s of firms realize their potential at different stages of growth from startup to global players. Six S partners with its 60+ staff help customers with scaling best practices to operate their business with an ERP software system, Epicor Kinetic. Six S Partners has operations across Canada and the US and is a returning Communitech member from 2009. Founder and owner, John Preiditsch has a passion for helping companies scale their business for profitable growth and credits his success to his early Communitech membership.

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Recruiters

Artemis

Artemis

Artemis specializes in recruitment, helping high-growth tech companies build their teams. We're focused on helping our clients with executive-level roles (Director level and above) and senior or strategic hires (ie. Product Managers, Team Lead/Technical Lead, Managers, etc). Through ProSquad, we're here to talk about any level of role, offer advice and discuss your general recruitment questions.

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Essential HR

Essential HR

Essential HR empowers small to medium sized businesses with a comprehensive suite of HR solutions and high-touch fractional support. Clients hire us to streamline their HR operations, boost team performance, attract top-tier talent and to work as an extension of their team. From implementing cutting-edge HR programs to hands-on support for tough employee challenges, we're committed to delivering results that drive long-term success.

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Software Development

Weavik

Weavik

Our goal is to help you answer the tough questions and give you the tools you need to be successful. Weavik started out as 3 people with a wealth of experience building technology and a whole lot of passion for startups! We are now KW-based product house, with a team of 30+, focussing on deep tech and intuitive design. Say hello if you are looking to develop an MVP or build out your core offerings.

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