Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Conrad at VeloCity Demo Day

Conrad students were well represented at the recent VeloCity Demo Day finals on November 22nd.

Our friends over at VeloCity have put on a number of Demo Day events in which students with company ideas come out and pitch to a panel of judges and their peers. VeloCity is aimed at helping all entrepreneurially-inclined students at the University of Waterloo, and in their most recent series of Demo Day events, entrepreneurs from the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre were well-represented.

Students in Conrad’s flagship program, the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology(MBET), presented in the finals with their company, inVUze™. inVUze™ is a Waterloo-based startup focussed on empowering people to have fun by using their mobile phones as controllers. The company’s proprietary Mobile Media Control platform is an interactive ad-platform that enables users to control place-based screens with their mobile devices. inVUze™ also develops applications to leverage its platform.

Thanks to a great showing at the Demo Day finals and solid support (as ever) from fellow MBETers, inVUze™ came home with the People’s Choice Award and a cheque for $1000! Congratulations to inVUze™ team members: Rawl Banton, Mariam Olagunju, Ramzi Samara, Octavio Diaz Barriga, and Sara Jalali.

Conrad students in the Enterprise Co-op program were also out in full force at the Demo Day. Emily Peat of EcoPlace Organics and Jacob Horbulyk of Discussur.com both participated in the event. VeloCity recently posted a feature on Emily in their Student Entrepreneur Series in which Emily shared that “Enterprise Co-op, the BET 300 course, and the wonderful community of entrepreneurial students” are all reasons why the University of Waterloo is a great place for student entrepreneurs.

Congratulations to inVUze™, EcoPlace Organics, and Discussur.com for all your success and for showing true entrepreneurial spirit.

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