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. The 20th Velocity Fund Finals will be held on November 30 from 11:00am – 3:00pm in the SLC Great Hall at the University of Waterloo.


Student Life Centre (SLC), Great Hall at the University of Waterloo


11:00am: $5K Pitches

Three $5K grants for early stage student-run startups are on the line.

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. The four winning companies will also earn a spot in the Velocity Garage program.

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 Google Home units, and we also have tons of Velocity swag to give away to people in the audience!

Live stream the Velocity Fund Finals

This stream will go live the day of the event.



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