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Partners and Supporters

In order to bring Their World, Our Future to a mass audience, we're actively looking for sponsors who share a desire to catalyze the curiosity and engagement of Canadians with the economies that will soon be the drivers of growth in the global economy. 

Our founding partners include:

Mitacs is a not-for-profit organization that fosters growth and innovation in Canada by solving business challenges with research solutions from the best academic institutions at home and around the world. Working with more than 100 post-secondary institutions, 6,000 companies, and both federal and provincial governments, Mitacs builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation in Canada. The Mitacs Globalink program offers two-way mobility opportunities between Canada and partner countries for undergraduate and graduate students. The program promotes Canada as a top destination for research opportunities and showcases Canadian research expertise around the world. Learn more about how Mitacs can help you engage the world’s best researchers and students.

Communitech was founded in 1997 by a group of entrepreneurs committed to making Waterloo Region a global innovation leader. At the time it was crazy talk, but somehow this community managed to pull it off. Today, Communitech is a public-private innovation hub that supports a community of more than 1,400 companies — from startups to scale-ups to large global players.


Communitech helps tech-driven companies start, grow and succeed in three distinct ways.


  • Communitech is a place – the centre of gravity for entrepreneurs and innovators. A clubhouse for building cool tech and great companies.

  • Communitech delivers programs – helping companies at all stages with access to capital, customers and talent. We are here to help them grow and innovate.

  • Communitech partners in building a world-leading ecosystem – making sure we have all the ingredients (and the brand) to help companies go from a small startup to a global giant.


About Soft Landing About The Canadian Digital Media Network

The  Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) Soft Landing program offers qualified, mature startups and scale-ups exposure to business opportunities outside of Canada. Companies can utilize this program to open new markets, close international sales, secure investment and connect with new partners abroad. Founded in 2009 by Communitech, CDMN is a network of 29 regional innovation hubs across Canada, all focused on supporting Canada’s technology entrepreneurs. Designated a federal Centre of Excellence in Commercialization and Research, CDMN is dedicated to establishing Canada as a world leader in the digital economy. 

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