Google recruiting staff in GTA
Here is a great idea: Communitech hosted a tech talent event in November at the Playdium in Mississauga. Among the Waterloo employers that showed up were: Research in Motion, Sandvine, Desire2Learn, MKS (a former Wellington Financial Fund I portfolio company), Metafore, LSI Logic, Christie Digital, Geosign, Procom, Tech Capital Partners, Sirific Wireless, Livehive, Sidense, Covarity, Diskstream, Handshake VR and Software Innovation. And the Google Waterloo division was probably a key draw.
Interesting that so many of the established Waterloo tech firms made the trek east in the hunt for new talent. This is a great role for Communitech to play, and it looked like Tech Capital Partners helped to make it a success as well.
Maybe a model for the CVCA to help roll out in the tech centres across the country.