In 1997, Communitech was founded in the Waterloo Region by a group of entrepreneurs to establish a community with the aim of supporting technological innovation at all geographic levels: regionally, provincially, and nationally. By the beginning of 2015, this not-for-profit organization has created a tech hub consisting of 1,000 companies (including Google, BlackBerry, and Open Text) and continues to help new start-ups achieve success throughout Canada through their network of dedicated industry professionals. Regionally, Communitech aims to keep the Waterloo Region competitive and at the center of the technology industry through joining and establishing focused networks. Provincially, they facilitate economic and commercial growth in Ontario as a member of the Ontario Network of Excellence, while nationally Communitech founded the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) in 2009 in order to reinforce Canada’s place as a top dominant member of the international digital media market, stimulating wealth and job growth for Canadian businesses in this competitive field.
With over 20 years’ experience securing government funding for Ontarian companies in many industries, NorthBridge has helped innovative Information and Communicating Technology (ICT) companies in the private sector receive IRAP funding and SR&ED tax credits for innovation, and OMDC Interactive Digital Medial (OIDMTC) non-refundable tax credits for the creation of education- and entertainment-based interactive digital media products. NorthBridge has the knowledge to assist early-stage clients to secure funding. Contact NorthBridge today and see how we can help you secure funding and tax credits to grow your business.