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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.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Award-winning craft brewery keeps alumnus and co-op student hopping

Science alumn Steve Innocente and co-op student Tyler Ball discussing content on a clipboard in the brewery

When Waterloo Biology alumnus Steve Innocente (BSc ’96) parlayed his craft brewing hobby into an award-winning business, he also tapped into the opportunity to reconnect with Waterloo as a co-op employer, vendor and faculty member.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Two Science alumni make 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list

30 under 30 logo

From manufacturing and industry, robotics, healthcare and more, eleven of Waterloo’s alumni and former students have earned spots on the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. The list, which represents innovative minds from Canada and the United States, stretches across 23 categories for a total of 600 people. Among the group, are two Science alumni who are shaking up the areas of music and customer relations.