Eight student teams head to the finals November 30th
November 20, 2023
Chosen from a record number of applicants from across all University of Waterloo faculties, eight teams are headed to Velocity Pitch Competition Finals.
The eight teams will each have three minutes to pitch their business idea to a panel of expert judges to convince them of the potential and viability of their business idea for a chance to win one of four $5,000 grants.Attend Velocity Pitch Competition Finals November 30th at Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building
Meet the finalist teams
Using Innovation For Positive Change
Kwaku Twum ,PhD candidate, Faculty of Environment, is driven by a belief in technology’s potential. Encouraged by his PhD supervisor, Prof. Jeremy Pittman, Kwaku collaborated with communities, farmers, and food processors to devise a solution that utilizes geoinformation systems to create a digital platform that enables real-time tracking of produce from farms to processors. This will allow small farmers with insights into market demands and efficient resource management, aiming to enhance not only their profitability but also sustainability while fostering trust in the supply chain.
A New Sport Emerges Through The Entrepreneurial Journey
During the summer of 2023 Wahaab Ali, undergraduate student Faculty of Health, attended the Velocity Pitch Competition just as he was envisioning a new sport – BatBall – a cricket-like game modified for indoor spaces. Wahaab had visualized himself pitching in the finals one day, and was motivated to work within Velocity’s spaces on campus. He is extremely passionate about being surrounded by like-minded entrepreneurs, and believes that once you have a goal or vision you just have to dive right in and enjoy the process.
See the eight finalists pitch to a panel of industry professionals, and to a live audience of their peers and the community on November 30 at 12-2:30PM at the Theatre of the Arts (Modern Languages Building.)Attend Velocity Pitch Competition Finals November 30th at Theatre of the Arts, Modern Languages Building