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.