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Catalyst137: the world’s largest IoT manufacturing space

Catalyst137 serves local makers innovating in the IoT space. It is home to everything needed to accelerate time-to-market - including a testing facility, commercialization services, and a hackable streetscape. It’s a massive 475,000 sq ft space purpose-built for makers.

Art$Pay invests in a vibrant community

“I do it because I can, and because I have hope,” says Cathy Farwell, visual artist and the driving force behind Art$Pay, a non-profit that educates artists and citizens alike on the value of creative work. We chatted with Farwell to get a sense of how Art$Pay came to be, and the kind of impact it’s having in Kitchener.

Conestoga students rise to the entrepreneurial challenge

“There are so many entrepreneurs in this city – pioneers and trailblazers in the food community,” says Jennifer Fletcher, manager at Conestoga College’s department of Applied Research and Entrepreneurship. “We’re trying to foster that skillset, and inspire the next generation to push that entrepreneurial spirit even further.”

Igloo grows in DTK

One hundred and thirty eight per cent revenue growth seems in juxtaposition to the small, downtown business most are familiar with. But, because of Igloo, a provider of digital workplace solutions, this figure has found a home in Kitchener’s downtown core, and has nowhere to go but up, literally.

Night\Shift layers sound, space and experience

Few spaces are more ordinary or passive than an office-building hallway.  These long, narrow expanses, dotted with the occasional acrylic landscape exist solely to bring you somewhere else.  Night\Shift, Kitchener’s placehacking festival has another idea.

The Makers. The Hackers. The Writers.
The Coders. The Builders. The Creators.

You inspire us. You lift up the hood, mix up the ingredients, unveil hidden beauty, or harness new powers. You’re fearless with your hands and with your mind.