Two startup companies that began as Capstone Design projects at Waterloo Engineering won $50,000 each in direct equity investments at a Velocity pitch contest this week.
Stacktronic and Watfly were among four winners as the Velocity Fund Pitch Competition, part of the flagship entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo, went on the road to downtown Toronto for the first time in its history.
The following statement was issued by James Rush, Vice-President, Academic and Provost at the University of Waterloo:
I am writing to announce that Pearl Sullivan, dean of the Faculty of Engineering, will step down from her role on December 31, 2019 to focus her energy on major initiatives for the University and the Faculty.
A second-year Waterloo Engineering student shared the top prize at a recent hackathon focused on the creation of technology to protect privacy.
Lena Nguyen of systems design engineering teamed up with Anne Chung, a second-year computer science student at the University of Waterloo, to develop software that puts browsers on kids mode by disabling web page fields asking for sensitive information such as addresses and credit card numbers.
Talented young creators from around the world are coming together at the University of Waterloo this weekend for the sixth annual Hack the North event.
The largest hackathon in Canada and one of the largest in North America with 1,500 participants this year, the free student-run event gets crucial support from the Faculty of Engineering and is based in the three newest engineering buildings.