SAMANTHA CLARK, BUSINESS WIRE FINANCIAL POST (JAN 22, 2019)
Communitech appoints Bogdan Frusina, Founder and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of Dejero, to its Board of Directors.
Communitech is pleased to announce Bogdan Frusina, Founder and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of Dejero, has been appointed to its Board of Directors. Frusina founded Dejero in 2008, which blends multiple internet connections to deliver fast and dependable connectivity for cloud computing, online collaboration and the secure exchange of video and data.
Dejero has grown to over 125 employees globally, and has gained significant market share in Canada, Australia, the U.S. and the U.K. The company has received international recognition for providing uptime and bandwidth critical to the success of today’s organizations and transforming how broadcasters contribute live content from the field. Dejero’s connectivity solutions have enabled live news, sports and special event coverage ranging from the Olympic Games to the Royal Wedding and the Tour de France. In November 2018, Dejero won a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for “excellence in engineering creativity.”
“I’m excited to contribute to Communitech’s mission to help Ontario companies start, grow and succeed. I look forward to drawing on my own experiences to help Communitech support startups and scaling companies in Waterloo Region, particularly as they look to expand to international markets.”
– Bogdan Frusina, Founder and Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer of Dejero,
“We’re grateful Bogdan has agreed to join Communitech’s board, and look forward to taking advantage of his expertise. With an increasing number of scaling companies in Waterloo Region, having his perspective on how we can best support these companies will be particularly useful.” said Dave Caputo, Chair, Sandvine, and Chair of the Board, Communitech.
Communitech’s Board of Directors includes a dynamic mix of entrepreneurs and business professionals who focus on advancing Waterloo Region’s leadership role in innovation, commercialization and entrepreneurship in Canada and around the world.
Communitech was founded in 1997 by a group of entrepreneurs committed to making Waterloo Region a global innovation leader. At the time it was crazy talk, but somehow this community managed to pull it off. Today, Communitech is a public-private innovation hub that supports a community of more than 1400 companies — from startups to scale-ups to large global players.
Communitech is a member of the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs and helps tech companies start, grow and succeed in three distinct ways.
- Communitech is a place – the center of gravity for entrepreneurs and innovators. A clubhouse for building cool tech and great companies.
- Communitech delivers programs – helping companies at all stages with access to capital, customers and talent. We are here to help them grow and innovate.
- Communitech partners in building a world-leading ecosystem – making sure we have all the ingredients (and the brand) to go from a small startup to a global gia