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Monday, June 18, 2018

Membio wins 1st place at the Quantum Valley Investments® Problem Pitch Competition

Shane Kilpatrick pitching on behalf of his team Membio.

Velocity Science company Membio was awarded first place and $5,000 in funding at last Thursday’s Spring 2018 Problem Pitch competition.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hacking competition finalist makes a splash into the entrepreneurial scene

Microfibres in water at 40x magnification.

Waterloo graduate student Lauren Smith and her Velocity Science start-up PolyGone Technologies are developing products to tackle the bigger fish in the microplastics problem – microfibres.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Vision Science entrepreneur impresses Dragons' Den with postal packaging technology

Chau Phan pitches to Dragon's den

What can shippers and couriers save by shaving off a minute from every package they prepare for shipment?

Billions according to Chau Phan, a former Vision Science PhD student from the School of Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Waterloo. Well worth the price of a single, easy to install Tricolops DIM-100 parcel dimensioner.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Science entrepreneurs to compete at 2017 Fall Velocity Fund Finals

Empty Velocity Fund Final stage with podium

Several science entrepreneurs will be competing for a chance to win funding and workspace at the Fall 2017 Velocity Fund Finals this Thursday.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Suncayr launches UV detecting stickers in Australia

Boy climbing rock with Suncayr SPOT space sticker on right arm.

Velocity Science alumni Suncayr is launching their SPOT UV stickers today in Brisbane for National Skin Cancer Action Week, an initiative run by Cancer Council Australia. Early birds will get their first pack of SPOTs for free. Made in Canada and packaged in Australia, the sticker designs are kid-friendly, and fun to use.