• 17
  • April

Crommunity Podcast | Episode 2019-03 | Heather Galt

“Canadians in general need to feel like they can be successful at scale. I think we need to have some courage. We also need to recognize our value, and that I think is where sustainable scale will come from.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to Kitchener wasn’t the only big thing happening in Waterloo Region on Tuesday; as most people were heading […]

  • 11
  • March

Crommunity Podcast | Episode 2019-02 | Lee Brooks (Founder, Cromulent Marketing)

“Something as complex as a whitepaper or a technical showcase marketing document might take you 20 hours to produce. And people are, ‘I don’t have 20 hours right now, everyone’s really busy.’ Over the next quarter, your CTO might be on 50 hours’ worth of calls…it’s a no-brainer in terms of an asymmetric investment in your business: it helps everything scale.” A […]

  • 05
  • February

Growing Pains

While the region’s companies scale pretty much as expected up to a point – about 100 to 150 employees – they appear to run into a real problem crossing particular thresholds: at roughly the 200-, 250-, 500-, and 1000-employee marks. In preparing the Waterloo Region Technology Marketing Spotlight, I gathered a great deal of data. In crunching that data, I’ve come to suspect that Waterloo […]