We are proud of our science startups - from mobile healthcare to wearable technology, Science students and alumni are leading the way.
FocusONCare, a mobile healthcare start-up launched by six students from UWaterloo’s School of Pharmacy, aims to improve the quality of treatment for cancer patients with their innovative app, ChemoTracker. The app tracks patients’ side effects and helps them and their families know what to do in both common and critical situations related to oncological treatments.
Lani is a payment and management system for 3D Print Centers. It enables universities, public libraries and 3D Print Centres to automate payment, manage users, designs and materials. It is also a great way for designers to showcase their work.
Medella Health is developing the next generation of wearable technology to help patients better manage their diabetes. With Medella Health technology, patients can manage their blood glucose levels continuously and non-invasively, while receiving detailed data analytics and timely feedback.This company was named one of 50 Emerging Global Entrepreneurs to Watch by Inc.com, an online partner publication of Inc. magazine.
Rockstar Café, founded by Science and Business alumnus Mark Kryshtalskyj, is Canada’s first youth-centric, sustainable, and entrepreneurial coffee house. In addition to committing to a goal of zero consumer waste, the Rockstar Café will also offer a place for ambitious youth (“Rockstars”) to meet peers, develop ideas and find resources, tools, and funding for their projects. The café connects students with real world opportunities by hosting events featuring local business leaders.
Ten Thousand Coffees
Founded by Science and Business alumnus Dave Wilkins, the program is designed to provide free access to experienced people in every field for a coffee meeting where they can provide advice crucial to those just starting out
Science-affiliated GreenHouse teams
mindSphere is a nonprofit movement dedicated to reducing the stigma associated with mental health and providing inspiration for people with mental health issues.
Node is dedicated to making wearable technology for cancer survivors suffering from lymphedema. Their mission is to help empower the lymphedema community with smart medical fashion.
Velocity Science startups
|Aagasa Aagas is tackling the issue of inefficient rocket propulsion by building a nuclear fission fragment rocket engine.|
|Acies Diagnostics wants to rid the anxiety, paranoia and stigma associated with getting tested for STIs, and instead, allow individuals to quickly address their sexual health concerns in the comfort and privacy of their own homes.|
|Amplytica is commercializing a bioreactor optimization kit and associated software that allows operators to precisely tune anaerobic digester conditions to suppress the growth of bad microbes and assist the good microbes in generating more biogas.|
|Animus is creating a pair of glasses that provide non-invasive neuro-stimulation to deep regions of the brain.|
|Blue Lion Labs monitors water for algae, using a custom microscope and deep learning artificial intelligence.|
|Carbon NanoPure uses advanced purifying techniques to accelerate the speed of development of chemical compounds.|
|DispersionsRx is increasing the effectiveness of topical pain medication through a new dispersion technique.|
|Grid It is using DIY biogas units to provide electricity to isolated communities in need.|
|Intelline is developing low cost, high spectrum cryocooling technology to expand the manufacturing, superconducting, and energy industries with an efficient solution.|
|Materials Future Lab is creating bio-pigments for the textiles industry.|
|Nebula Labs is developing systems to provide clean drinking water through fog harvesting.|
|OleoTech is using tire filaments to capture hydrocarbons upstream before they enter bodies of water.|
|Orbit Techonolgy is looking to solve the climate change energy crisis by increasing the energy production capability of all machines.|
|PhosphoPOWER Group is a company that seeks to develop a battery that uses completely sustainable resources to make renewable energies predictable enough to use as a primary source of energy generation at the community and grid level.|
|PolyGone is working to capture microfibres before they enter waterways, before the collect pollutants, and before they enter our food.|
|Prefection Labs is creating a bio sensor to detect prosthetic joint infections.|
|Quality Of Life Tomorrow (QOLTOM) aims to eliminate the risk of falling due to the failure to manually engage the brakes on a rollator walker by developing a braking system that engages automatically.|
|Scope is creating lenses with tunable power, allowing for zoom!|
|SquidBio is making a personal DNA printer for synthesizing primers in house (short fragments of DNA for DNA amplification).|