News for Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

New Global Experience Course Pairs Science and Entrepreneurship in Israeli Setting

SCI 230 class in Israel

Walking the streets of Jerusalem, swimming in the Dead Sea, and visiting the Holocaust memorial museum Yad Vashem are not the typical types of experiences that come to mind when imagining an undergraduate business class. Yet these are some of the highlights of the new SCI 230 class offered through the Faculty of Science.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Waterloo targets dark matter, dark energy and black holes with new astrophysics centre

The University of Waterloo officially launched its astrophysics centre today.

The Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics (WCA) is being launched to build on the University’s record of success in astrophysics, which includes the creation of the theories tested by the first-ever image of a black hole to be taken. The centre also aims to advance human understanding of phenomena such as dark energy, dark matter and the nature of supermassive black holes.

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Velocity Science company Animus wins $5K at the Velocity Fund Finals

Four Velocity Fund $5K competition winners holding their cheques.

Animus, Forsa, Pulse Home and TagBull were the four winning student-led startups at the 24th Velocity Fund Finals held this week at the Student Life Centre. Each company walked away with $5,000 each to help them further grow their ideas and develop their businesses. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Medtech Startup Curiato tackles the bedsore "silent epidemic"

Elderly women lies in a hospital bed

Three Waterloo Science alumni created a smart healthcare solution to tackle life-threatening pressure injuries. Their smart products are currently in clinical pilot trials.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Beyond reality – true-to-life AR experiences

Vikas Gupta next to Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhino, in augmented reality.

Waterloo alumni Council member and alumnus Vikas Gupta (BSc ’91) is the co-founder and CEO of AVARA, a company creating innovative technology to enable compelling and immersive virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences that transport people to unique places, moments, and interactions around the world that are far beyond their imagination.