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Introducing the Velocity $5K Finalists for Fall 2015!

Before our ten $25K finalists pitch for $25K prizes at the Velocity Fund Finals on Thursday, November 26, ten teams will pitch in the $5K competition. The audience and a panel of judges from the local investor community will choose which pitches earn one of three $5,000 prizes.

To earn a spot at the Velocity Fund Finals $5K competiton, teams pitched at one of two Velocity Fund $5K Qualifier nights this past week. We are pleased to announce these 10 finalists:


BioFlex Implant seeks to fix common issues with intramedullary implants by using biodegradable polymers to create flexible intramedullary nails for pediatric orthopedic surgery. This solution will be temporary, thus only requiring one surgery, and will gradually transfer the load bearing duty back to the healing bone strengthening it during its recovery.


Comii is changing the commentary experience in major league sports by allowing people like you and I to listen or provide real time commentary from within the community.


EZBot is developing a robotics platform that is able to control a variety of hardware components through Bluetooth.


Finuvo is developing an automated painting station to enable hobbyists and designers to create visually stunning parts by applying a variety of colours and patterns to the surface of them. Purpose-built for smaller parts such as 3D printed parts, the Finuvo system can create realistic looking prototypes and attractive end-use products.

Food Not Waste

Food Not Waste redistributes surplus food from restaurants and food retailers to community organizations reducing food waste and feeding those in need.


Hash is an iPhone application that connects to your desktop device and web extensions in order to successfully authenticate several user accounts seamlessly using just your fingerprint.

Landmine Boys

The Landmine Boys is building an autonomous machine to defuse landmines safely, removing direct contact between human operator and landmine, in addition to avoiding bomb detonation.

Minerva Salus

Minverva Salus is working to develop an accurate method for police officials to use when testing for intoxication when driving.


PianoShelf is a next generation platform for piano players with sheet music you can share and view anywhere, and social collaboration tools to revolutionize learning.

Repleno Labs

Repleno Labs is a Waterloo-based tech startup that is currently developing the world’s first slow charger. The Repleno Charger intelligently monitors battery health to help your phone last the entire day.

Please join us at the Velocity Fund Finals on November 26th and listen to great pitches from the $25K and $5K finalists! Reserve your spot now. Some lucky audience members will also walk away with a Fitbit prize.

The Fall 2015 Velocity Fund Finals is sponsored by Thomson Reuters and Rockshield Capital.