ApplyBoard has come a long way from our humble beginnings as a small startup working out of the University of Waterloo Velocity Garage. In just a few short years, we’ve helped over 40,000 international students pursue their dream of obtaining an education in Canada and the United States. As the number of students we’ve helped has grown, so too has our company. Our diverse team of industry professionals now includes over 160 people, including colleagues in Beijing, Nepal, Vietnam, and India. However, while ApplyBoard is a global company, Kitchener, Ontario is still our home.
As our team has expanded, we’ve had to move into bigger spaces across Downtown Kitchener – not once, not twice, but thrice!. This time last year, you could find us on the 4th floor of the RBC building on Duke Street. However, it didn’t take long for us to outgrow this space, prompting a search for a new headquarters. At the beginning of 2019, we moved a couple of blocks over to a much bigger office, occupying the entire 6th floor (30,000+ square feet) of The Galleria Building on Frederick Street. After taking a few months to settle in, we’ve decided it’s finally time to share our new home with our community.
That’s right – ApplyBoard is having a Grand Opening!
On Wednesday, April 17, 2019, ApplyBoard will be hosting an event to celebrate not only our new office, but our success as one of the fastest-growing companies in Canada’s Technology Triangle. We’ve invited some of our community’s top tech leaders, educators, and government officials to come out and join in on the fun.
The festivities will kick off at 1:30 PM. The ribbon cutting ceremony and speeches from ApplyBoard Co-Founder and CEO, Martin Basiri, and other special guests will follow at 2:30 PM. We’ll also be officially unveiling a new company mural designed by local artist Stephanie Scott. This mural encapsulates our “student first” company values and reflects our strong belief in diversity and community. We can’t wait to share this office centrepiece with you and hope you will check out Stephanie’s previous work, which includes murals for other local tech companies such as Vidyard, Communitech, and Nicoya.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a party without food and drink! Food and refreshments will be provided for our guests over the course of the event, and we’ll also have some surprise entertainment. Guests are invited to take a tour of the office and if you need any help, just ask one of our staff members to show you around. Bonus points if you can locate one of our three on-site massage chairs! We only ask that you share, as once you sit down, you may not want to get up again!
(If you want to stay a little longer…check out some of the open roles ApplyBoard is actively hiring for here.)
We’re excited to be welcoming the local community into our new Downtown Kitchener home. If you’d like to attend the ApplyBoard Grand Opening, RSVP through the link below.
Where: 101 Frederick Street – Suite 600, Kitchener, ON
Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: 1:30 – 4:30 PM
Ribbon Cutting: 2:30 PM
Get your ApplyBoard Grand Opening Tickets Here!