Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Congratulations Winter 2022 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Winners

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This semester we saw a group of 6 amazing finalists deliver their deep understanding of important commercial problems affecting a number of industries.

Teams had 5-minutes to deliver their research on the commercial problem they identified, followed by 10-minutes of Q&A with a panel of judges. The judges selected winners that were best able to demonstrate they had the most thorough analysis of the problem. Two teams emerging as the top picks from the judges. Each of the two winners will now have access to $7,500 in R&D funding to finance the development of a solution to the problems they presented.

Congratulations to the winners and all the finalists in this semester’s Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch competition.

Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch winners

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Finalists

The Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch is nearly here and finalists are ready to present their analysis of important industry problems. After weeks of honing their problem analysis skills, assessing the scope, scale, history, and how current solutions are falling short, six teams secured their spots in the Winter 2022 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Finals. In addition to secondary research, teams drew upon their own work experiences, backgrounds and interviews with stakeholders to validate the important problems they researched.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Fall 2021 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Winner

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Last night, after weeks of hard work and hours of conducting research, finalists in the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch put their best work forward and presented their analysis of several important industry problems. 

Six impressive teams had 5-minutes to deliver their research on the problem they identified, followed by 10-minutes of Q&A with a panel of judges. The judges selected the winner that was best able to demonstrate they had the most thorough analysis of the problem. One team emerged as the top pick from the judges, walking away with $7,500 in funding. In support of all the dedication that teams showed throughout the compeition, each finalist received $2,000 to finance the development of a solution to the problems they presented!

We also want to thank our judges for spending their time learning about the unique problems presented and creating meaningful dialogue with teams during the Q&A.  This semester’s judges included Rosalie Wyonch, Senior Policy Analyst, C.D. Howe Institute, and Susan Motkaluk, Chair CEO Advisor & Executive Coach, TEC Canada.

Congratulations to all the finalists in this semester’s Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch competition.

The Winner of the Fall 2021 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch:

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Meet the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Finalists

Every semester, UWaterloo students in the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch analyze important problems to thoroughly understand the scope, scale, history, and how current solutions are falling short. After weeks of honing their problem analysis skills, six teams secured their spots in the Fall 2021 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Finals. Teams drew upon their own work experiences, backgrounds and interviews with stakeholders to validate the important problems they researched.

Monday, November 22, 2021

John Dick named Director of the Velocity Campus

(A message from Concept by Velocity.) John Dick has been appointed Director of Velocity Campus, which oversees the Concept, Problem Lab and Zero extracurricular programs.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Congratulations Spring 2021 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Winners

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This semester we saw a group of 6 amazing finalists deliver their deep understanding of important commercial problems affecting a number of industries.

The teams had 5-minutes to deliver their research on the commercial problem they identified, followed by 10-minutes of Q&A with a panel of judges. The judges selected winners that were best able to demonstrate they had the most thorough analysis of the problem. Two teams emerging as the top picks from the judges. Each of the two winners will now have access to $7,500 in R&D funding to finance the development of a solution to the problems they presented!

Congratulations to the winners and all the finalists in this semester’s Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch competition.

Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch winners

Monday, July 12, 2021

Spring 2021 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Finalists Announced

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To be a successful entrepreneur, it is essential that you find an important problem to solve, and thoroughly understand its scope, scale, and history. That’s why the Problem Lab hosts the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Competition, where teams of students are tasked with the challenge of identifying important industry problems and conducting research, before pitching their findings for the chance to win a share of over $30,000 in funding.

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