WATERLOO REGION, ON, Nov. 17, 2011 /CNW/ - Communitech, the tech
innovation hub driving innovation and job creation in the tech sector,
will mark another year of progress today with its Annual General
Meeting at which industry luminaries will join the Board of Directors
and the Tech Impact Award winner will be honoured.
Joining the Communitech board are: Tim Ellis, COO at the Accelerator
Centre; Kevin Newman, who is keenly involved in the digital media
sector as a Digital News Evangelist; Nick Oddson, Senior Vice-President
R&D at OpenText; Olga Pawluczyk, President at P&P Optica Inc; John
Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures; and Steve Woods, Director Google
"It has been an exciting and challenging year for tech companies in
Waterloo Region, and I'm pleased to report that the tech ecosystem in
this Region is thriving and continuing to drive innovation," said Iain
Klugman, CEO of Communitech. "Maintaining the momentum, we welcome the
infusion of new talent on our board and recognize with gratitude the
contribution of outgoing board members."
Leaving the Communitech board will be: Dave Caputo, Sandvine; Doug
Cooper, Intel; Steve Farlow, Schlegel School of Business &
Entrepreneurship, Laurier University; Jennifer McCredie, OpenText; Ray
Simonson, Coreworx; and Jacqui Murphy, Tech Capital Partners.
VeloCity Receiving Tech Impact Award
A special aspect of the AGM is recognition of top tech sector
contribution through the annual Tech Impact Award. The 2011 Tech Impact
Award recipient is VeloCity, the University of Waterloo's incubator
The focus of VeloCity is to develop Canada's next generation of
successful entrepreneurs. Students in VeloCity build their startups and
their professional networks while living in the VeloCity residence on
campus and working in the VeloCity workspace at The Communitech Hub.
"In a Region infused with such a range of talent and contribution in the
tech sector, the annual Tech Impact awards are especially meaningful
and VeloCity is highly deserving of this recognition," said Klugman.
The Annual General Meeting is being held today -- Thursday, November 17
-- from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Tannery Event Centre, 151 Charles
Street West, Kitchener and is open to all Communitech members.
Founded by a group of dedicated entrepreneurs in 1997, Communitech is
the regional hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies
supporting and building a Southwestern Ontario tech cluster of more
than 800 companies that now generates more than $25B in revenue.
Communitech supports tech companies at all stages of their growth and
development - from startup companies, to rapidly growing SMEs, to large
global players - to create greater numbers of successful global
businesses for Ontario and for Canada.
SOURCE Communitech Ltd.
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