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Sustainable innovations shine at the Velocity $5K finals

Four student teams received a total of $20,000 in grants to further develop startups

The University of Waterloo community came together to cheer on eight finalist teams as they pitched to a panel of judges and a chock-full room of attendees at the Velocity $5K finals on March 30th in the Black and Gold Room at the University’s Student Life Centre.

This flagship event is the culmination of students’ hard work — from ideation to laying the foundation of their startup.

Winning teams Trash Talk, Foodage Inc., Metacycler Bioinnovations, and Whale Safe each received $5K, in recognition of their high-quality business ideas and pitches.

“This is not just a win for funding, this is huge validation because Velocity pitch quality is so high. I encourage anyone who has identified a problem to pursue their ideas — using the [University of Waterloo and Velocity] resources, anyone is more than capable of solving the problem.”

Osose Itua of Foodage Inc.
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