News archive - 2020

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch applications open

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The Fall 2020 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch applications are now open and up to $30,000 in funding is available to be won!

We are taking the Problem Pitch 100% virtual to better serve UWaterloo student teams during the competition process. More information, including important dates and links to the application can be found on the competition website.

Friday, July 17, 2020

The Winners of the Spring 2020 Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch competition

Once more the Problem Lab is pleased to announce the winners of the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch!

Monday, July 13, 2020

Spring 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 up to $30,000 in funding.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

University of Waterloo Recognizes 2019's Co-op Problem Award Winners

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Every semester, co-op students who conducted an exceptional analysis of a strategic problem affecting one of their co-op employers are awarded a Co-op Problem Award in recognition of their problem analysis skills. 

"Our winners demonstrate the powers of observation and analysis that are the hallmark of Co-operative Education," Larry Smith says, Director of the Problem Lab. "By identifying key problems, they exhibited an enviable maturity of judgment. In doing so, they mobilized their experience to offer focused insight."

2019 Co-op Problem Award winners are:

  1. 2022 (2)
    1. March (2)
  2. 2021 (8)
  3. 2020 (17)
    1. November (2)
    2. October (2)
    3. September (2)
    4. July (2)
    5. May (4)
    6. March (3)
    7. January (2)
  4. 2019 (5)
  5. 2018 (3)