An engineering start-up which utilizes artificial intelligence to help proactively manage the impacts of climate change and urbanization on our water infrastructure, has snagged one of the grand prizes at the Velocity Fund Finals.
After making it into the top 10, EMAGIN had to pitch their company and its ideas to a panel of judges, who assessed each team on their innovation, market potential and overall presentation. EMAGIN has now won itself $25,000 and space at Velocity in order to further develop their work.
"Imagine a city that can detect a storm or drought before it happens and proactively prepares its water treatment and supply systems accordingly," said Thouheed Abdul Gaffoor, co-founder of EMAGIN, who graduated from civil engineering at Waterloo. "Velocity has been instrumental in supporting us and giving us the mentorship and connections to grow as a business,” said Mohamad Vedut, another co-founder and a graduate of software engineering at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology.