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Thursday, July 18, 2019 — 11:00 AM to 2:30 PM EDT

The Velocity Fund is a pitch competition, held three times a year, for startups and aspiring entrepreneurs to win a share of $20,000 in funding. Join us for the Velocity Fund Finals $5K on July 18 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.

This spring we are extremely lucky to host special guest speaker Hongwei Liu, who will be sitting down for a candid fireside chat with Velocity Director, Jay Shah. The chat will dive into the hard truths of building a startup and our guest speaker’s journey from student to CEO. Hongwei is the Founder and CEO of Mappedin, a startup that enables property owners to efficiently manage their floor plans and provide best-in-class wayfinding technology for their visitors. While pursuing an Electrical Engineering degree at the University of Waterloo, Hongwei won the Velocity Fund back in 2011.

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.

Event Schedule

11:00 am: Fireside chat 
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!

Please register to attend the event or watch the livestream on Facebook

Cost 
Free
Location 
SLC
Great Hall
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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