Five Velocity Science companies compete for $25K at the F15 Velocity Fund Finals

Friday, November 13, 2015

Three times a year Velocity hosts the Velocity Fund Finals, a pitch competition, where $125,000 in prizes is awarded through its Velocity Fund $25K and Velocity Fund $5K programs.

The Velocity Fund $25K competition showcases 10 startups as they pitch for their chance to win one of four $25,000 prizes and space in one of the Velocity workspaces.

Meet the Velocity Science companies competing in the Velocity Fund 25K competition on November 26th:

Acorn Cryotech preserves the cells of youthful people today as a resource to draw from for personalized medical therapy in the future. This provides a bank of youthful cells, for use in growing new immune-compatible organs, genetic therapies able to revert damage, and mutations that accumulate with age.

NERv develops implantable bio-sensors that operate from within the human body. They are being developed to collect data about the body and send feedback to the doctor, allowing medical care facilities to have a portable bio-lab able to assess the human body.

Penta Medical is developing a technical medical fabric with five key benefits: it promotes faster healing, reduces inflammation, alleviates musculoskeletal related pain, is antibacterial, and is highly sustainable.

Sweat Free Apparel is a high tech company for apparel, producing under-garments that prevent sweat stains from reaching and ruining your clothes.

Thalo develops displays based on the idea of ink on paper – there’s enough light to read a book or a magazine, and they don’t need a battery to work. By using the light that’s already around you, we can cut down the amount of power your screens use dramatically.

The other companies competing in the $25K category are: Arc Home, DabbabiDoppel Move, HealthIM and Nashwaak.  

During the Velocity Fund $5K competition, three student ideas or student-driven startups receive $5,000 to help them grow their ideas and start their businesses.

Velocity Science team Finuvo will be one of the companies competing for one of the three $5K prizes. 

Finuvo is developing the world’s first desktop sized automated hydrographics station for personal use. Their system, the Finuvo Aqua, can create visually stunning plastic parts by painting a variety of full-color patterns and textures to the surface of 3D printed parts.

The other companies competing in the $5K competition include: BioFlex, Comvo, EZBot, Food Not Waste, Hash, Landmine Boys, Minerva Tech, PianoShelf and Repleno Labs.

The Velocity Fund Finals will begin at 11:00 AM in the Student Life Centre, Great Hall on main campus. Register to attend the event. Can't be there in person then watch then livestream the event.

Velocity is an entrepreneur program from the University of Waterloo, made up of on-campus and off-campus programs. From idea to development to commercialization, Velocity provides the knowledge, tools, space and network that startups and entrepreneurs need for success.