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 March 30 from 11:00am – 3:00pm.


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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 UE BOOM Bluetooth Speakers, and we also have tons of Velocity swag to give away to people in the audience!

Introducing the $25K judges!

Hongwei Liu

Hongwei Liu; Co-founder & CEO, Mappedin

Ted Livingston

Ted Livingston; CEO, Kik

John Murphy

John Murphy; Co-founder & Managing Partner, Hyperplane Venture Capital

Kathryn Wortsman

Kathryn Wortsman; Fund Manager, MaRS Catalyst Fund


Introducing the $5K judges!

Alexander Danco

Alexander Danco; Associate, Social Capital LP

Jane Klugman

Jane Klugman; President, Whitney & Company Realty Limited Brokerage

Nicole LeBlanc

Nicole LeBlanc; Associate Director, BDC Capital



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