Communitech helps founders start, grow and succeed
At Communitech, we’re all about the “F” word. Founders.
We were built by tech founders who saw the need for a community of support to help ensure the future prosperity of Canada. No other innovation hub can say that, which is pretty cool.
Established in 1997, our mission has been our guide ever since. We’re here to support the founder at every stage of their journey, providing accelerated opportunities to access talent, capital and sales.
As Canada’s tech supercharger, we help founders:
Hire and retain the smartest, brightest and most experienced people
Access growth financing at every stage
Sell to the biggest customers at home and around the world
Connect the right people at the right time – peers who have been there before, coaches who can guide them through the difficult spots and partners from all over Canada
We’re looking to grow our team with passionate people – people who believe in our mission and who are willing to do what it takes to help our founders succeed. If you like to work collaboratively, get s#!t done and be a champion for Canadian tech, we want to hear from you. Wonder what it’s like to work at Communitech? Learn more at https://www.communitech.ca/corporate-stuff/careers/
Communitech is a hybrid organization headquartered in downtown Kitchener, Ontario. In-person connection is important to us, so we get together regularly for special events, collaboration days and team socials, and we ask our team members to work onsite from our Kitchener facility 2 days/week, every Tuesday being our team-wide in person collaboration day. We are a flexible, people first environment and want to allow our people to make decisions and choices about where they work to support work life balance within clear guidelines.
Reporting dually to the Data & Advanced Technology team and the Founder Services team, you will help Communitech by providing support to a variety of programs. You will expand the utility and data sets available on OpenHDMaps, a geospatial high definition mapping platform that combines and hosts disparate data sets from participating organizations, using the expertise of all members to build an ecosystem that supports innovation around autonomous vehicle application, smart cities and more. In addition, you’ll provide administrative support to the startup pilot program, supporting early-stage founders in accessing Communitech resources.
What you’ll be doing:
Data & Advanced Technologies Team: Support the OpenHDmaps platform by finding and integrating geospatial data, increasing its value to users across the mobility space.
Research use cases for the OpenHDMaps platform in automotive, transportation, smart cities, infrastructure as well as new novel sectors such as augmented/virtual reality.
Identify sources of open geospatial data that would be of value to users of the OpenHDMaps platform.
Use standard open source geospatial tools (e.g. QGIS) to collect, aggregate, clean the identified open data sets.
Build new tools using Python in GIS databases as required.
Work with various partners and users to integrate geospatial data onto the platform.
Founder Services Team: Coordinate and assist with our startup pilot program, focused on exploring how to best support pre-revenue founders to accelerate their business growth.
Lead outreach to potential participants
Draft communications, taking meeting notes, responding to general inquiries about this pilot program, and send follow-up emails and information
Logistics: Coordinate schedules, registrations, other administrative tasks focused on connecting founders with advisory supports and resources
Track metrics including number of companies in each stage, success metric(s) such as Net Promoter Score (NPS)
Provide additional support to our medtech founder programming by assisting in the coordination of medtech sessions and ongoing medtech program development
Ability to support events as needed
Knowledge of open geospatial tools used to analyze/visualize data sets in various vector and raster formats (e.g. Shapefile, JSON, LiDAR, OpenStreetMap)
Understanding of High Definition mapping, autonomous vehicle or other transportation related technologies would be beneficial.
Interest in or experience with entrepreneurship and/or with technology startups is an asset
Strong written and verbal communications skills with strict attention to detail
Analytically minded for deep discussions on business needs
Strong interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with client companies and other 3rd parties are a must
Ability to remain calm in stressful situations
Ability to prioritize multiple projects impacting a variety of internal and external stakeholders
Please apply online along with your resume and cover letter.
We thank all applicants in advance; however only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications will be kept confidential. Communitech is a diverse and inclusive environment and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including aboriginal persons, francophones, members of sexual minority groups, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and women. We will provide any requested accommodation to candidates with disabilities throughout the recruitment process.