The Velocity Fund Finals is about introducing and empowering tomorrow’s great companies.

The next Velocity Fund Finals will take place on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Apply to the Velocity Fund.

Velocity Fund Applications Open

The Velocity Fund is a non-equity grant program for startups. Each year Velocity produces three pitch competition events where the Velocity Fund awards $125,000 in money to winners.

Velocity is an entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo, made up of on-campus and off-campus programs. From idea to development to commercialization, Velocity provides the knowledge, tools, space and network that startups and entrepreneurs need for success.

The Velocity Fund $25K competition showcases 10 startups as they pitch for their chance to win one of four $25,000 prizes and space in one of the Velocity workspaces.

During the Velocity Fund $5K competition, three student ideas or student-driven startups receive $5,000 to help them grow their ideas and start their businesses.

Applications for the next Velocity Fund $25K and $5K competition are now open, and will close March 3, 2018 at 11:59pm.

More information and rules available here.

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Thomson Reuters
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