AC JumpStart – University of Waterloo
|Sunday, August 9, 2020|
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Building on the success of the Scientists and Engineers in Business program, the University of Waterloo is helping recent graduates and new alumni commercialize an innovation and start a business by awarding 65 AC JumpStart recipients with seed financing.
Funded by FedDev Ontario and delivered through the Accelerator Centre in partnership with University of Waterloo, AC JumpStart provides early stage technology startups with the seed capital, mentorship, and market-readiness tools needed to build a business in today’s knowledge economy.
AC JumpStart funding is available to graduates who earned their last Waterloo degree (in any discipline) within five years. Graduates and alumni entrepreneurs (applicants must have graduated or be eligible to graduate) who are passionate about creating new businesses that will turn their ideas and innovations into commercial reality, and are based in Southern Ontario, are encouraged to apply. Faculty members who are interested in startup funding should contact Gary Brock for more information.
Successful AC JumpStart companies gain substantial entrepreneurial advantage through:
Program submission and application instructions:
AC JumpStart – University of Waterloo will be awarded in five rounds during 2019 and 2020. Deadlines for the FINAL round are:
Applications open: June 29, 2020
Applications due: Sunday, August 9, 2020
Pitches: August 26, 2020
Applicants not successful in a first attempt are permitted to apply a second time to a maximum of two applications.
For questions regarding the program/application, please contact Leanne Armstrong, programs and client experience manager, Accelerator Centre.
For specific University of Waterloo questions, please contact Gary Brock, director of strategic initiatives, Office of Research.
Program information and application:
Congratulations to AC JumpStart - University of Waterloo recipients from cohort #9:
To date, AC JumpStart - University of Waterloo has funded 41 startups:
- Arc Home Automation Inc.
- Ark Paradigm
- Altius Analytics Labs
- Babylon VR
- Big Bridge Technologies Inc.
- Cardinote Inc.
- Demine Robotics
- ExVivo Labs Inc.
- Eyecheck Solutions Inc.
- Greenlight Essentials
- Hedgehog Products Inc.
- HH Timing
- Labs Cubed
- Lani Inc.
- Marlena Books
- Mirage VR Inc.
- NanoQuan Inc.
- NERv Technology Inc.
- Okey Labs Inc.
- Pegasus Aeronautics Corporation
- PolyGone Technologies Inc.
- SannTek Labs Inc.
- Serenity Bioworks
- Sytrix Lab
- Tricolops Technology Inc.
- Vena Medical
- Voltera Inc.
- 56 Studios