BlackBerry’s meltdown sparks start-up boom in Canada’s Silicon Valley

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Waterloo: BlackBerry’s hometown of Waterloo, Ontario has seen sudden boom in new businesses.. More than 450 start-ups opened for business in the twin cities of Waterloo and Kitchener last year, more than four times the number begun in 2009, according to Communitech, a local company that advises them. The new companies are being founded by former BlackBerry employees.