Kurtis McBride



Understanding traffic is fundamental to managing the evolution of our cities. But, when Kurtis McBride looked at how cities were measuring traffic, he saw methods that hadn’t changed in decades – people with clipboards counting cars. He co-founded Miovision in 2005, a fast-growing Kitchener-based company using computer vision, artificial intelligence and advanced modeling to help cities modernize their approach to managing traffic to make roads more efficient and safer.

Kurtis is a serial entrepreneur. As Miovision continued to grow, it needed a larger space. Employees wanted something close to downtown, near trails, transit and parking. When a suitable space wasn’t available, Kurtis co-founded Catalyst137, developing a former tire warehouse into a 475,000 square foot space that brings together innovative companies – including Miovision – and the services they need to grow.

Kurtis is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, where he received his Bachelor of Engineering in Systems Design in 2004, and Master of Engineering in Systems Design in 2007.


thursday – 03:05pm Scale Up

Time Icon 15 mins

Location Icon St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts - Bluma Appel Theatre

Build, Buy or Partner? Strategies for Smart Scaling

As you grow your company, you will face an important decision: Should you build key competencies in-house, acquire them through a merger & acquisition, or partner to access the capabilities you need? Join us for an informal fireside conversation featuring two seasoned speakers with a combined 48-years of experience addressing this critical question. Get the knowledge you need to develop a smart, strategic approach to build, buy or partner.