Congrats to VeloCity Fund Finals winners!

Monday, December 2, 2013

velocity main stage vffCongratulations to the winners of the VeloCity Fund Finals pitch competition! Ten teams pitched for the chance to win $25,000 and a spot in the VeloCity garage. An additional ten teams pitched for a chance at $1,000 to use towards their startups.

See a list of all the winners who took home $25k and $1k prizes. Of the four winners in the $25k category, three of these startups have roots at the Conrad Centre.

piinpoint getting chequePiinPoint is an online platform that provides franchisors with powerful tools to identify optimal expansion locations throughout Canada and International markets. It uses machine learning to identify optimal new store locations while centralizing demographic, real estate, traffic, and municipal data.

CEO and Co-Founder of PiinPoint, Jim Robeson, is a Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) graduate, class of 2013.

Winning the $25,000 VeloCity Fund (VF) will help accelerate PiinPoint's launch across the U.S. Our tool also has a variety of different use cases which we can now begin to pursue as a result of VF."  Jim Robeson, CEO of PiinPoint.

lightbot vffLight-bot is an engaging puzzle game that teaches children how to do computer programming. This is programming made kid-friendly, and kids get hooked on computer science concepts just by playing games.

Founder of Light-bot, Daniel Yaroslavski, is a current University of Waterloo student majoring in Computer Science. Danny is in Conrad's BET 300: Foundations of Venture Creations course this term.

metric wire vffMetricWire is a platform that enables researchers to gather data via the smartphone. MetricWire makes it easy to collect data for academic research, and it eliminates the logistical issues involved in conducting longitudinal studies.

Currently, MectricWire is a commercialization practicum project for our current class of MBET students.

The Conrad Centre would like to congratulate all entrepreneurs who took part in this year's competition. This event was a joy to watch because of the high caliber pitches and the entrepreneurial spirit that uWaterloo students bring to every event!

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