Connect Digital is a privately owned innovation hub with offices in downtown Guelph. We bring the power of the best minds in digital marketing and technology to solve business challenges and build solutions to accelerate growth for medium sized companies in Canada. Through our extensive network of member companies along the Toronto-Waterloo Innovation Corridor, Connect Digital works with clients on their journey to identify, build and deploy innovation opportunities within their digital marketing ecosystem that will become a catalyst for growth. Our focus is to help companies scale.
Connect Digital is an ideal host to University researchers and thought leaders across the Waterloo-Toronto innovation corridor.
Our 3000 square feet of collaboration space in Guelph is located in a renovated 1860’s hotel across from the train station. Connect is also considering adding an entire floor with an additional 5,000 sq ft of space.
Our Mission: Connect Digital attracts the brightest innovative and digital marketing minds in Canada to solve marketing industry pain points that drive economic growth. Connect Digital is a fun and dynamic technology space centrally located in the heart of downtown Guelph.
Our clients, medium sized companies, face a digital revolution that has fundamentally changed the way marketing is done. They are in the process of reorganizing and retooling to respond to the massive disruption that is happening and they understand that data-driven digital marketing is a key enabler and growth engine for their businesses. They have access to more data than ever before and obtaining, organizing and utilizing this data will be a key effort of most marketing functions within these organizations. In addition, these companies understand the need to be omni-channel - but for the most part, they lack the breadth and depth of experience that they need to drive transformational growth.
The owner of the building is Sunnyholme Real Estate Inc and serial entrepreneur Geoff Linton. Geoff is a data driven marketing expert with more than 25 years of applied experience in both client and agency roles. He has worked in many industry sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, consumer packaged goods, technology, manufacturing, and professional service businesses. Geoff was previously an Associate Director for Air Miles (LoyaltyOne) and he was a Marketing Professor at Conestoga College of Applied Arts & Technology. Geoff holds both a P.Eng and MBA from Queen’s University in Canada and is s a Chartered Marketer.