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Capturing opportunities for business building: Velocity June recap.

July 5, 2024

Velocity founders and staff made an impact at Inventures 2024 in Calgary. 

CEO and co-founder of ALT TEX Myra Arshad (centre left) speaks at Inventures panel discussion.

A need for clean: Artemis Data raises $2 million pre-seed to automate data cleaning to keep up with AI demand

Artemis Data co-founders stand in front of neon green sign that says Artemis
Artemis co-founders Josh Gray (L) and William Shi at the company’s office in Vancouver, B.C.

Kenota Health received FDA approval for its allergen blood testing device to give allergists more tools to better serve patients.

The Kenota-1 system.

Velocity partnered with MaRS for the MaRS Impact Health event, bringing together innovators across digital health, medical devices and biotech to commercialize new breakthroughs, empower our healthcare workers and improve patient outcomes.

CEO and founder of Hiivy Health Rachel Bartholomew (centre left) and Moazam Khan, director of Velocity health (centre right) speak at MaRS Impact Health panel discussion.

Clearpath Robotics CTO Ryan Gariepy spoke at a special fireside chat as part of Velocity’s Cornerstone Program finals, a 10-day validation sprint supporting University of Waterloo student founders.

Eric Blondeel (L), Velocity associate director of startup development, and Ryan Gariepy at Cornerstone program finals.

Taking your temperature can often help a healthcare practitioner figure out if you’re sick. The new University of Waterloo startup ThermOcular AI aims to do something similar with your eyes. Founders Dr. Paul Murphy and chief scientific officer, and CEO Dr. Ehsan Zare Bidaki have been working with Velocity as they shift their focus from research to entrepreneurship.

ThermOcular AI has a patented thermal imaging system.

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji’s joined Velocity Fund joined general partner Akash Vaswani for a fireside chat at Velocity Downtown Kitchener and spoke about the steps he took on the path of success, including co-founding unicorns Andela and Flutterwave.

Iyinoluwa Aboyeji at Velocity Downtown Kitchener.

Velocity startups showcased the undeniable startup talent from Waterloo at Collision Conference 2024.  Velocity Fund hosted a networking reception with Dentons and MaRS Discovery District at Catalyst at Altea Active in downtown Toronto.

Alexander Goel, co-founder of Topology Health.
Velocity Fund, MaRS Discovery District and Dentons co-hosted a Collision event in Downtown Toronto’s Altea Active club.

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