The Tuesday #TechHour
Tuesday June 27 2017 GUEST: Mike Rossi, CEO, This Thursday evening Kitchener startup is partnering with Perimeter Development, TWH Social, Gilt, City of Kitchener, and the Kitchener BIA to bring the Tame the Lane Block Party back to downtown Kitchener. The event is free event and will be raising funds for the Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Wellington. Jun 27, 2017, 02:14 PM
Tuesday June 20 2017 TOPIC: Tech Spotlight GUEST: Josephine McMurray, Assistant Professor, Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University Josephine leads the international team for the WEiRED (Women Entrepreneurs, Innovators & Regional Ecosystem Development) project. Communitech and the Lazaridis School of Business & Economics joined forces last week for a 3-day Symposium: "From Exception to Rule: The Role of Women Entrepreneurs and Innovators in Regional Innovation Ecosystem." It brought together leading female researchers and policy makers from around the world who are working on advancing the role of women in science and technology fields. Jun 20, 2017, 02:24 PM
Tuesday May 30 2017 Tech Spotlight TOPIC: Tech spotlight GUEST: Christian Snyder, Community Relations, ( Smile is a Kitchener-based tech company helping businesses make their customers happy by providing them with rewards they actually want, rather than the traditional points system. Smile is hosting the Tame the Lane Block Party at 305 King Street West, Kitchener on June 29. May 30, 2017, 02:10 PM
Tuesday May 23 2017 Tech Spotlight
1:30 PM TOPIC: Tech spotlight GUEST: Paul Braun, CloudHawk ( CloudHawk is a local startup offering accurate, affordable GPS tracking for trucks, trailers and fleets in the transportation industry.
May 24, 2017, 08:22 AM
Tuesday May 16 2017 - Tech Spotlight TOPIC: Tech Spotlight Zac Young, cofounder, H2nanO ( Water contamination is one of the most critical environmental challenges facing our industrialized world, impacting our environmental well-being and our population's health. We need to treat contaminated water quickly, effectively and at low cost. Local startup H2nanO is responding to this challenge, leveraging the science of nanotechnology to revolutionize the treatment of industrial water streams. May 16, 2017, 02:23 PM
Tuesday May 9 2017 TOPIC: Tech spotlight GUEST: Prof Scott Hopkins, assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo Greg Newby, Compute Canada CTO Last week the University of Waterloo and Compute Canada unveiled its new supercomputer-the largest computer of its type at any Canadian university. The supercomputer is named Graham and will help researchers generate more results by sharing immense volumes of data with a storage system of more than 50 million gigabytes. May 09, 2017, 05:23 PM
Tuesday May 2 2017 TOPIC: Tech spotlight GUEST: George Tsintzouras -SmartGrid & Real-time utility monitoring (i.e. working with Miovision, --Communitech, and others on the recently announced Smart Cities Challenge) -AoT - the Analytics of Things - The next phase of IoT (the Internet of Things) - moving from providing Data to providing Meaning -The Future of Technology in the Home - what does it mean to have your home connected to the Internet? -Manufacturing in KW - why is it important to Alert Labs to stay local? Why not outsource? May 02, 2017, 02:21 PM
Tuesday April 25 2017 TOPIC: Tech Spotlight GUEST: Bryan Peters, co-founder, Teal Software ( Among the many reasons people love to work for tech startups is the camaraderie, close team dynamic and company culture. But many startups face a shift in culture as they grow. Local startup, Teal, helps find where people's skills and passions intersect with the business's needs-protecting the culture while companies scale and learn to adapt. Bryan Peters and his co-founder developed the solution while working together during the early days at one of Kitchener's most successful startups, Miovision, and quickly realized other startups face the same problem, too. Apr 25, 2017, 02:29 PM
Tuesday April 4 2017
TOPIC: Mike Pazaratz, CEO, Rave ( IN STUDIO Rave is a technology-focused media company located in Kitchener who has combined the most popular mobile activities: watching videos and chatting with friends. Featuring content from YouTube, Viki, Vimeo, Reddit, Google Drive, and Dropbox, users can host global movie nights with friend, or mash up two of your favourite songs seamlessly.
Apr 04, 2017, 04:16 PM
Tuesday March 28 2017 TOPIC: Tech Tuesday Spotlight GUEST: David Shak - Founder, Caspy ( An overwhelming email inbox is a struggle to manage, and a local start up called Caspy is hoping to help. Caspy uses language, frequency, timing and sentiment to prioritize and manage email inboxes on your behalf—like a virtual assistant. Caspy even reminds you when you haven’t responded to important emails, helping to build relationships and keep contacts. Mar 29, 2017, 12:47 PM
Tuesday March 21 2017 TOPIC: Tech Tuesday Spotlight Alexander Mistakidis, CEO, Gamelynx ( Using cutting-edge web app technology, local startup Gamelynx creates games and interactive experiences that bring people together for face-to-face play. The technology is 100% web-based, which means there are no installs or app downloads required to play. Gamelynx combines the fun and social interaction of party and board games, with the convenience and power of mobile web gaming. Mar 21, 2017, 03:38 PM
Tuesday March 7 2017
1:30pm TOPIC: Tech Spotlight GUEST: Rachel Thompson - Founder, Marlena Books   Local entrepreneur Rachel Thompson is the owner of Marlena Books, a publisher of adult picture. Oils for those with dementia and Alzheimer's. She began the concept at St. Paul's Greenhouse Idea Incubator and is now incorporating technology into the designs.
Mar 07, 2017, 02:20 PM
Tuesday February 28 2017 TOPIC: Tech Tuesday Sara Bonham, CEO, Willow Cup ( and Danielle Graham, Women in Tech Program Manager, Communitech ( Sara Bonham, CEO of San Francisco-based startup Willow Cup came to Waterloo Region to take part in the latest Communitech Fierce Founders Bootcamp-a program designed to help women entrepreneurs grow their businesses. Sara was awarded the top prize of $60 thousand dollars at the bootcamp's finale Thursday, where she pitched her plant-based dairy free milk. Feb 28, 2017, 03:02 PM
Tuesday January 31st 2017 Jan 31, 2017, 10:51 AM
Tuesday January 24th 2017 Jan. 24, 1:30-2:00 P.M. Andrea Gilbrook, Talent Program Manager, Communitech ( (, Geoff Macgillivray VP of Product Management/Engineering, Magnet Forensics and Erin Kampferseck, Talent Lead, Magnet Forensics (   The technology sector in Waterloo Region is constantly growing, creating more local job opportunities both in technical and non-technical roles. Over 50 companies along the Toronto-Waterloo corridor will be at Tech Jam tonight at Bingeman’s in Kitchener in search of talent in software development, sales, marketing, HR, finance and other positions. Jan 24, 2017, 11:04 AM