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Cross Creative takes Canada!

Photo by Rab Fyfe

In late April 2018 we visted Canada’s famous Toronto-Waterloo Region with the Cross Creative delegates. Stretching east across the Waterloo region and over to Toronto and the GTA (Greater Toronto Area), the area known as The Corridor  represents the largest concentration of tech companies, post-secondary institutions, start-ups and digital entrepreneurs outside of San Fran’s Silicon Valley.

“There has always been a strong affinity between Scotland and Canada. This North American tech hub is gaining a formidable global reputation as being at the forefront of AI, IoT and blockchain technologies, particularly across the FinTech and HealthTech sectors.  Like Glasgow and Edinburgh, the city of Waterloo has a very strong entrepreneurial and tech ecosystem.”

Caroline Newson, Cross Creative Project Lead (and TRC’s resident Canadian!)

We clocked up an impressive 26 meetings in 5 days with a host of Toronto and Waterloo’s most exciting companies. Cross Creative delegate Rab Fyfe has penned a blog on some of the key takeaways from an intense week of meetings.

Read on at the link below to find out what we learnt in ‘The New Silicon Valley’…

A week with #CrossCreative in Canada, Rab Fyfe

Toronto Skyline by Rab Fyfe

Toronto Skyline captured by Rab Fyfe

 

About the author

Michelle Conlin

Michelle Conlin

Michelle is Marketing Executive at TRC and leads on events.

Interested in Cross Creative?

Applications for the 2018/19 programme open on 3rd September 2018 and close on 24th September 2018. 

Cross Creative is funded by Scottish Enterprise, BBC, Channel 4 and Creative Scotland. There is a delegate fee of £500.