Pat Lynch
Pat Lynch is a contributing writer for Communitech, which supports tech companies in Waterloo Region. An award-winning editor and writer who has worked in senior editing positions for a wide variety of publications from Cottage Life to Toro magazine, The Globe and Mail to the Toronto-based weekly, The Grid, he has also written for Ski Canada, explore, Canadian Business, and your grandma’s favourite bathroom mag, Reader’s Digest.

Entries by Pat Lynch

Why Waterloo Must Embrace Light Rail Transit To Survive

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 12:17 PM

When Carol Leaman was considering where to move Axonify, her multimillion-dollar corporate learning business, proximity to the highway never played a role in the decision. Neither did access to enormous parking lots. The one thing that was crucial, though, was how close her 30-employee business would be situated...

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Big-Brain Hunting: The Key to Supercluster Success

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 2:18 PM

When Raymond Laflamme first met Howard Burton, the founding executive director of the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, he was sure he was being set up by the FBI.

The year was 1999, and in the wake of an espionage scandal at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where...

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Toronto vs. K-W: Why Should Techies Have to Choose?

(1) Comments | Posted January 10, 2014 | 9:56 PM

When Jesse Rodgers hops in the car to head to work on a cold winter's morning, there's only one thing that's pretty much guaranteed: It's going to be dark.

The director of Rotman's Creative Destruction Lab at the University of Toronto, Rodgers leaves by 7:30 most mornings to begin his...

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Does Canada's Tech Future Ride on Rails?

(1) Comments | Posted December 13, 2013 | 4:22 PM

When Steve Woods got a call from a high-profile Silicon Valley venture capitalist, he really wanted to help the guy out. The VC was flying into Toronto to take care of some business and was hoping to shoot out to Kitchener-Waterloo for a few meetings while he was in town....

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Why Toronto and Waterloo are Hooking Up

(10) Comments | Posted November 30, 2013 | 8:37 AM

"One of the greatest things that Kitchener-Waterloo has done, better than any other city in the country, is create a cluster."

John Ruffolo is pacing the floor at Toronto's OneEleven, a 15,000-square-foot co-working space that opened this week one block north of the city's financial district. The CEO of OMERS...

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