How we help
Communitech can help as you move through regulatory pathways, lengthy development cycles and quality systems, understand pricing and reimbursement, clinical testing and more.
Working with Communitech means working with physicians, nurses and other health-care professionals, as well as partners like Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®), CAN Health, Synapse Life Science Consortium in Hamilton, Velocity and the Medical Innovation Xchange (MIX).
Need funding? Tap into our investor network; we can connect you with medtech investors in Canada and the U.S.
Maya Matusovsky, Director, Product Strategy & Support at NDI, showcases the Polaris Vega XT. When used as a component of an OEM robotic-assisted surgical system, the Polaris Vega® XT provides unrivaled measurement accuracy, high-speed tracking, and low latency.
Medtech companies that have grown with us:
Specialized support for your medtech journey
Feedback/validation of your solution with physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Coaching on your solution's regulatory pathway by our in-house regulatory expert (Health Canada and FDA)*
*medical device companies
Company review and ongoing coaching by our roster of highly experienced medtech business coaches.
Introductions to medtech investors, and helping you prepare your pitch and data room for successful meetings with them.
Introductions to hospitals and other potential customers, including through our Future of Health program.
Connections to other medtech founders to learn from each other.
Connections to partner organizations and programs across the Canadian medtech ecosystem to capitalize on their resources.
Communitech has provided AiimSense with the mentorship to elevate our business plan. We’ve explored issues including regulatory and clinical trial considerations, financial forecasting, pricing model, reimbursement and market strategy; we have also built strategic relationships with physicians and healthcare leaders. I would highly recommend any medtech company take advantage of this opportunity.
—Dr. Ati Zarabadi, Founder of AiimSense
All Canadian founded tech startup and scale-up companies with a HQ or Subsidiary HQ in Canada are eligible for Communitech founder membership. Pricing is based on their total number of Canadian employees.
- < 10 employees: free!
- 10 - 20 employees: $550 + HST / year
- 21 - 40 employees: $2,200 + HST / year
- 41- 60 employees: $3,300 + HST / year
- 61 - 99 employees: $4,400 + HST / year
- 100+ employees: $5,500 + HST / year
Communitech works with our medtech member companies to get them ready for their next funding round. We can help connect you to our network of investors across Canada and the U.S. Not quite ready for that? We have growth coaches and health care professionals who can help you get there.
Nope! We’re here to support you as you start and grow. That means our services are free and membership is provided at no cost – until you hit 10 employees.
We support medtech founders year round. That means you can access our services anytime. You’re also never “graduated” from our programming so you can be a Communitech member and stay involved in our programs for as long as you want.
Medtech startups play a key role in the Waterloo Region startup ecosystem. Communitech has been here since 1997. That means we have seen and supported the growth of a lot of medtech startups like Curiato, KA Imaging and Intellijoint Surgical.
We offer services specific to medtech startups – in addition to all the other pros of being a Communitech member. From growth coaching to investor introductions and connections with other medtech partners and healthcare professionals – just to name a few.