Ecosystem is everything. Community is the framework that supports the ecosystem.
Waterloo Region has tought Canada’s startup community that when you focus on developing an ecosystem and leverage the strenghts of the community you will see positive result over a period of time. The focus on the startup ecosystem in Waterloo Region is not limited to tech companies raising money and putting logos on buildings downtown. Waterloo’s long term success is found in how the focus on ‘startup ecosystem’ is broader and includes the larger community and ecosystem.