Alumnus who kickstarted engineering trust challenges alumni to donate

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A successful entrepreneur who has made his mark in the high-tech world by providing data protection is returning to the University of Waterloo after launching a new fund to support budding entrepreneurs studying engineering.

Terry Cunningham, president of EVault, a San Francisco-based company, has challenged his fellow alumni to support a new Engineer of the Future Trust. At the Waterloo Engineering Reunion this weekend, Cunningham will challenge other engineering alumni to match his donation.

"It will allow Waterloo Engineering to provide micro-seed funding to the many budding entrepreneurs in a proven incubation hub,” says Cunningham who is celebrating his 30th anniversary as a Waterloo mechanical engineering graduate. “The key is that the fund can be used for whatever will make the biggest impact when timing counts.”

The fund will be used by Engineering Dean Pearl Sullivan to assist students with their Capstone design projects or it can be accessed by Waterloo Engineering teams. [Waterloo home page story]

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