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.
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.
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.