Velocity Garage officially opens its renovated 37,000-square-foot space

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The University of Waterloo’s leading entrepreneurial program, Velocity, is officially opening the expanded Velocity Garage, the largest free startup incubator in the world.

Occupying space in the Lang Tannery building, Velocity has grown by more than 29,000 square feet to provide space for up to 120 startups to work and collaborate, and to benefit from co-location with Communitech’s network of industry partners and supports.

The expanded facilities will allow Velocity’s software, hardware, life-sciences and social entrepreneurship startups, currently housed in separate buildings, to grow as a community under one roof, and share insights through peer mentorship.

Date: Friday, October 28, 2016

Time:  10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: 151 Charles St. West, Kitchener

Parking: Paid parking is available

The grand opening will feature a ribbon-cutting, refreshments and guided tours of the space, as well as remarks from Feridun Hamdullahpur, president and vice-chancellor, University of Waterloo; Jay Shah, director of Velocity; Daiene Vernile, MPP, Kitchener-Centre; and Berry Vrbanovic, mayor of Kitchener.

Attendees are requested to register online.
 

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