Attend the Velocity Fund Finals

The Velocity Fund is a pitch competition, held three times a year, for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to win a share of $125,000 in funding. Join us for the Velocity Fund Finals on December 1 from 11:00am – 3:00pm.


11:00am: $5K Pitches
Three $5K grants for early stage student-run startups are on the line. Judges will select the top 2 teams and the audience will vote on the “People’s Choice.”

12:00pm: Lunch
Mix and mingle with the $5K pitch companies while enjoying a free boxed lunch courtesy of Velocity!  Lunches are limited: first-come, first-served.

1:00pm: $25K Pitches
The competition begins for four $25K prizes, awarded to more seasoned companies, with the top hardware company receiving an additional $10K.

After the competition, you will have a chance to meet the $25K companies and get to know them better by visiting their booths and speaking directly with the founders. Attendees have a chance to win one of 5 Beats headphones, and we also have tons of Velocity swag to give away to people in the audience!

Introducing the $25K judges!

Andy Jenks; Partner, Drive Capital

Ted Livingston; Founder & CEO, Kik

Mike Shaver; Partner, Real Ventures

Shirley Speakman; Partner, Cycle Capital


Introducing the $5K judges!

Jessica Chalk

Jessica Chalk; Founder & CEO, TrafficSoda

Jacqui Murphy

Jacqui Murphy; VP Marketing, Auvik Networks Inc.

Dan Silivestru; Co-founder & CEO, bitHound

More event details here. Can’t make it in person? Bookmark the Livestream.




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