The support you need for the next phase of your startup journey.
Founders here build companies that scale. Beyond research, what happens at Velocity is relentless focus on business and product development.
What matters is impact. Creating greater wellbeing and prosperity underpin our founders’ missions. Change begins here.
Faire helps independent entrepreneurs chase their dreams by building an online wholesale marketplace that connects local retailers with thousands of emerging and established brands.
Bridgit makes construction less complicated – from construction resource management to punch list management.
Nicoya creates the world’s first digital high-throughput benchtop SPR instrument, which is capable of accelerating drug discovery using a fraction of the sample volume traditionally required for biomolecular interaction analyses.
Evercloak’s low cost nanofilms and membranes provide breakthrough membrane dehumidification, which reduces the energy that air conditioners consume by more than 50%.
H2Nan0’s reusable, light-activated system destroys hard-to-treat contaminants such as petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and dyes in industrial wastewater.
Velocity is backed by the University of Waterloo.
Waterloo is at the forefront of innovation and is home to transformational research and inspired learning. It’s the Waterloo community that built Velocity to fuel the entrepreneurial spirit to transform innovation into extraordinary companies.
Building a technology company poised to scale? Velocity is designed to support interdisciplinary product development. Using atoms, cells, circuits, or algorithms, it can be built at Velocity.
New health tech innovation pipeline in Southwestern Ontario
Velocity, Western University, the City of Kitchener and Medical Innovation Xchange (MIX) are partnering to build a Southwestern Ontario Health Innovation network and will be supported by a $10-million grant from FedDev Ontario.
What we learned after Velocity alumni raised $2.4B
Velocity alumni and residents have collectively raised over $2.4 billion USD, a 40% increase from the $1.7 billion that were raised by the end of 2020.
Velocity is hiring its next Incubator Director
Candidates for this position are strong leaders with founder experience that deeply understand the work of an early stage entrepreneur, innovation ecosystems, and strategies and mechanics of raising private capital.
Velocity’s Next Steps
Velocity Director John Cappuccitti announces his departure. The search is now on for Velocity’s new Director.
Innovation Arena comes to the Region of Waterloo
Velocity’s next era is marked by a new partnership between the City of Kitchener and the University of Waterloo.