The Velocity Fund is a pitch competition, held three times a year, for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to win a share of $130,000 in funding. Join us for the Velocity Fund Finals $5K on March 26 from 11:00am – 2:30pm.
We encourage you to register to reserve your spot in the audience today!
10 early-stage startups have practiced and perfected their 3-minute pitches and are ready to compete at the finals! Join us for an exciting Velocity Fund Finals $5K where we will give out $20,000 in funding to University of Waterloo students to help them kickstart their businesses.
Taking place on campus, this winter we are extremely lucky to host special guest speaker Ted Livingston who has been influential in the success of Velocity. Ted is the Founder of chat platform Kik (a member of tech’s billion-dollar unicorn club) and before the pitches begin he will be sitting down for a candid fireside chat with Velocity Director, Jay Shah. This will be an excellent opportunity to hear about Ted’s journey from student to CEO.
After the fireside chat, we will take a quick lunch break and then dive right into the pitches! Audience members will have the chance to network with all 10 finalists after the winners are announced.
11:00 am: Fireside chat with Ted Livingston & Jay Shah
12:00 pm-12:30: Lunch break (Sandwiches provided by UW Catering Services)*
12:30 pm: Pitches begin
1:30 pm: Winners announced
1:30-2:30: Finalists booth
*first come-first serve
As always, we have tons of prizes to give away to people in the audience! We will be giving away JBL Bluetooth speakers to audience members who predict all four winners correctly or are active on social media. Everyone is welcome to attend, we can’t wait to see you there!
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