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
CarbonNanoPure uses advanced purifying techniques to accelerate the speed of
development of chemical compounds.
Intelline is developing low cost, high spectrum cryocooling technology to expand the manufacturing, superconducting, and energy industries with an efficient solution.
NERv aims to save lives and reduce the risks that are associated with surgeries by monitoring the patient’s health after a surgical procedure with an implantable biochip platform to detect post-operative complications. NERv’s biosensors detect and report any changes in the level of biomarkers in real-time.
PolyGone is developing a fine filter polymer laundry sheet that attracts microfibers in order to prevent microfiber waste from polluting water systems.
Qalm is working to make invisible failures visible. Their technology will monitor industrial steam traps and relay information on costly leaks to operators.
In light of the recent boom of the marijuana industry and the lack of THC detection, SannTek aims to develop THC detection methods that accurately quantify intoxication in real time.