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Founders helping founders gives startups an advantage

Velocity alumni return to guide the next generation of founders

February 10, 2023

Startups are shaking the foundation of modern technology, searching for different and better ways to solve today’s problems and imagining different futures.

In addition to the knowledge and experience-sharing among current Velocity students and founders, Velocity staff is unique in the number of alumni who have returned to help students and startup founders accelerate their ideas and ventures.

“I’ve been through a number of different incubators — but Velocity felt like home,” says Moazam Khan (BSc ‘16, MBET ‘17), director of Velocity health and founder of health tech company Curiato, which won Velocity’s $25,000 pitch competition in 2016.

Curiato founders (Khan centre) hold up $25,000 check after winning Velocity pitch competition.

“The ecosystem is very well connected, you can walk up to any founder who will wholeheartedly help you out. You don’t find that in other places where founders are competing against each other.”

Moazam Khan, director of Velocity health.

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