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Kitchener's Thalmic Labs named one of Canada's top startups

The company was founded by three UW grads six years ago and gained international attention for its Myo armband
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The company gained global attention for its Myo armband.

It allows users to to control everything from computers to prosthetic limbs with a flick of the wrist.

Kitchener-based Thalmic Labs has been named one of the top 25 most sought-after startups in the country.

It was ranked 13th on a list put out by LinkedIn.

Thalmic, which employs 400 people across the world, was the only tech company from Waterloo Region to make the list.

Thalmic was founded by three University of Waterloo graduates back 2012.

The top startup was Toronto-based Wealthsimple.

Wealthsimple, described as a robo-financial adviser, manages over $2 billion for more than 75,000 clients in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.

LinkedIn says it looked at four key pillars in the creation of its top startups list: employee growth, jobseeker interest, member engagement with the company and its employees, and how well the startups pulled talent from LinkedIn.

Companies also had be seven years old or younger, and have at least 50 employees.


Blair Adams

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