Velocity $5K winter 2023 semi-finalists announced
Over 100 applications received — a record number since in-person events resumed
Innovative student teams from Arts, Math, Science, Health and Engineering faculties are preparing to take the stage and pitch at Velocity’s $5K semi-finals for their chance to advance to the flagship finals event later this month.
After receiving a record number of applications since in-person events resumed, an experienced panel of entrepreneurs chose 28 student teams — 14 pitching each night — to compete at the semi-finals held 5:00 – 7:00 pm, March 15th and 16th at QNC 0101.
Held every term, the Velocity $5K pitch competition sees early-stage student ventures pitch live for a chance to win one of four $5,000 awards.
Each semi-finalist will have just three minutes to present their idea and convince a new panel of judges that it has potential and viability to succeed. Only then will they move on to the final round.
The top eight teams from the two rounds will return to the stage for the finals on March 30th and four teams will take home $5,000 in grant funding to help grow their ambitions and innovative business ideas.
Join us on March 15th and 16th to cheer on your UWaterloo peers.Register to attend
Winter 2023 Finalists
Meet the teams pitching Wednesday, March 15th*
Meet the teams pitching Thursday, March 16th*
*Schedule is subject to change
Meet the judges
Moazam Khan, Director of Velocity Health
Eric Blondeel, CEO, and Lawrentina D’Souza, Product Manager, at Velocity company Samos.