Pegasus Aeronautics, a hardware company seeking to extend the airtime range of drones using advanced hybrid powertrains, was among the big winners at the Velocity Fund Finals held today at the University of Waterloo.
A robot designed to safely defuse landmines without an explosion was one of six major winners at the Norman Esch Capstone Design Awards competition for University of Waterloo engineering students held March 30.
Landmine Boys’ five founders are mechanical engineering students who will graduate this spring. Their impressive pitch won them $10,000 to help cover startup and other costs.
Members of the media are invited to attend a juried year-end exhibition today featuring works by students in the Global Business & Digital Arts program and the Master of Digital Experience Innovation program at the University of Waterloo.
The exhibition includes large-scale installations, motion graphic, info-graphics, audio narratives, interactive mobile experiences and sound narratives.
Guests will explore the gallery-style exhibition throughout the campus where the student projects will be on display. Students will be on hand to discuss their work.
The University of Waterloo will host the Velocity Fund Finals this week, where startups of Waterloo students and alumni pitch their innovative ideas for the chance to win cash to grow their businesses. Velocity is a comprehensive entrepreneurship program at Waterloo.
Ten companies will compete for four prizes of $25,000. Judges will present one winner with an additional $10,000 for the top hardware pitch. Another 10 startups will compete for one of three awards of $5,000.
Companies competing for the Winter 2016 Velocity Fund $25K are: