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My Waterloo Story

Profile of John Baker

Most of the time, real life is not like the movies. In the movies, there's always some magical moment where the hero discovers his or her true purpose, or a moment of epiphany and clarity when someone decides what their path will be.

Silicon Valley's "Social Conscience" on Growth that Serves the Greater Good

Chamath

The half-lives of businesses are shrinking, so companies need to have the maturity and thoughtfulness to stay on top — not just to get there.

Voltera Prints the Future

Voltera team

How do you build a company that straddles the worlds of hardware, software, and materials science? We sat down with Voltera, a Velocity Garage startup and recent winner of the California Pitch Alumni Event, to hear their story, and the unique challenges they've faced along the way.

Connecting Everyone Changes Everything

Sukh Singh

I often get asked why I founded my start-up, uCiC (you see I see).  For me the answer is simple, I want to work on something that would help break down barriers in our world. The value of being connected across geographic, social and language barriers is something I have seen first-hand and it goes back to my time at the University of Waterloo.

Moving from the Financial Sector to a Sustainability Oriented Start-up

Toddly Logo.

A start-up was probably the furthest prospect from the future I envisioned when I happily graduated from the University of Waterloo in winter 2010. I was young and really excited to take on my first full time job at Goldman Sachs.

Bringing Local Food Right to Your Door

Privacy, Comfort, Security: The Boogaloo Bunks Story So Far

My start-up Boogaloo Bunks is solving the issues of privacy, comfort and security in shared sleeping spaces. We accomplish this through our product that instantly transforms any bed into a personal private pod.

Share your passion for fashion, one Pout at a time

Recent graduate, Riley Donelson (BASc, Systems Design Engineering ’14), shares with us his journey after Waterloo into the startup world. Based out of the Velocity Garage, his company Pout has already changed the face of beauty and fashion, and he is passionate to continue doing just that.

1)      Can you tell us about Pout and what the company is all about?

Investing in Waterloo Innovation

During my year-long graduate studies at the Masters of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology, I was exposed to the raw talent, creativity and motivation University of Waterloo students possess in developing innovative and cutting edge ideas for research and businesses. 

Tapping into Technical Talent

Sebastian Fung (BAFM ’12) graduated from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Accounting and Financial Management in the fall of 2012. Having lived in Velocity during his third year of undergraduate studies, Sebastian was always intrigued by the prospect of starting his own company one day.

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