text by George Zicarelli | interviews by Lacey Heels | photography by Riley Stewart | styling by Julianne Costigan | hair and make-up by Cia Mandarello
There is a global centre of technological excellence situated roughly 100 km outside a major international city. This hub attracts the smartest and most ambitious people from around the world—and lures venture capitalists with its track record of life-altering innovations and prospects for more. This place is not Silicon Valley. It is Kitchener-Waterloo.