Posts for the Topic Entrepreneurship

Occasional updates, comments, and reflections from President Feridun Hamdullahpur

Velocity continues to redefine Canada’s entrepreneurial future

Velocity fund final winners

Velocity will continue to be a leader and catalyst for entrepreneurship by redefining it. This is how.

An engrained entrepreneurial spirit has been part of the University of Waterloo since our institution’s inception. It has inspired many of our students to strike out on their own and create ventures that have changed the face of industries and how we live our lives. This legacy took a significant leap in 2008 with the creation of the Velocity Residence program in the Minota Hagey Residence building. This was only the first step in Velocity’s journey.

Velocity: Home to Risk Takers, Dreamers and Creators

Velocity 10th anniversary

The University of Waterloo has long had a history of students and alumni who break the mold of what is possible. They have constantly pushed their industries forward with a new way of thinking. This legacy took a significant step forward ten years ago with the founding of Velocity.

New Velocity Director: Welcome Jay Shah

Velocity garage workspace

Welcoming Jay Shah to his role as the new Velocity Director!

Energy and Equity: framing the WGSI Summit

On Friday, April 23 I helped kick off the Waterloo Global Science Initiative (WGSI) Summit. This year our focus is on access to energy.

UWaterloo's disruptors featured on BNN

Week 9 of BNN’s hit Canadian business program, The Disruptors, featured two of the University of Waterloo’s entrepreneurial success stories. I sat down with co-host Amber Kanwar to talk about the culture that helps make that success possible.

Sharing Waterloo’s success - my speech in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Last week I visited Halifax to talk about the University of Waterloo’s unique model of university education. Here’s how it went. 

Heading ‘back home’ to Nova Scotia

I did my Ph.D. in Halifax, and as I work to share Waterloo's vision for an enhanced role for Canadian universities, I'm thrilled to find my way back to this beautiful city.

300 million reasons to celebrate our founders

University of Waterloo startups have raised more than $300M in venture capital – and these folks aren’t surprised

Prime Minister Trudeau champions University of Waterloo in Davos

On January 14, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited the University of Waterloo to announce funding for water research, and then talked us up at the Davos World Economic Forum. It doesn’t get better.

Innovation in the driver(less) seat: August in review

I was chauffeured around Ring Road in an autonomous vehicle this month. Everything else is details.

Alex Rodrigues – who co-founded Varden Labs with fellow Mechatronics Engineering and Velocity student Michael Skupien – and I enjoyed a safe and smooth ride along the Needles Hall stretch of Ring Road on August 19. It was the first time an autonomous vehicle had taken to a Canadian road.

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