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True North: An Opportunity To Slow Down And Fix Things

True North: An Opportunity To Slow Down And Fix Things

Move fast and break things. That mantra, long promoted by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, has inspired countless startup entrepreneurs to go out and change the world over the past decade. The spirit behind it is admirable – you can’t change the world by clinging to old ways of doing things. But, as we’ve all been […]


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I’m Going To True North: Bardish Chagger

I’m Going To True North: Bardish Chagger

Meet the Hon. Bardish Chagger, Member of Parliament for Waterloo, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, and Canada’s Minister of Small Business and Tourism. Minister Chagger is committed to inclusion and community building. Prior to becoming MP for Waterloo, she worked at the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre, which helps new Canadians become part […]


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I’m Going To True North: Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky

I’m Going To True North: Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky

Meet Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky. Dave has lived in Waterloo Region since he graduated from the University of Waterloo in 1988 with a degree in math and computer science. Later, as an executive at BlackBerry, he supported collaboration between the business community and the university. Dave was a founding member of the group that organized […]


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True North 2018 Short Story Contest

True North 2018 Short Story Contest

As part of True North 2018, we are inviting submissions of original near-future fiction of 1,000 words or less on the theme We shall arrive soon.


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I’m Going To True North: Liam Horne

I’m Going To True North: Liam Horne

Meet Liam Horne, co-founder of L4, a decentralized web that removes middlemen and incentivizes users to participate in the world of cryptocurrency. Aside from L4, Liam is co-founder of Counterfactual, Director of Engineering at Atomic, and CTO at PiinPoint. He is also the mind behind ETHWaterloo and co-founder of Hack the North, Canada’s largest hackathon. […]


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I’m Going To True North: Joseph Fung

I’m Going To True North: Joseph Fung

Meet Joseph Fung, the CEO of Kiite Inc., a Waterloo-based startup with an AI platform set to transform the workforce. Joseph is a seasoned entrepreneur with a passion for diversity and inclusion.   This video series features short messages from people who will be attending True North, Communitech’s biggest conference, which will be held for […]


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New Speaker! Sarah Lacy

New Speaker! Sarah Lacy

Sarah Lacy is a journalist, serial entrepreneur and author of A Uterus Is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman’s Guide to Overthrowing the Patriarchy as well as CEO of Chairman Mom. Lacy makes a clear, incisive case that the strongest, most lucrative and most ambitious time of a woman’s career may easily be […]


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