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Velocity supports founders, from idea to scale.

Turning founders into companies and students into founders.

At Velocity, early-stage founders receive connections, practical and authentic business expertise, a deeply supportive community, space to build a team and develop products, and risk-tolerant capital.

In parallel, on the Waterloo campus, Velocity engages entrepreneurially-curious students and researchers, supporting them as they discover new possibilities, form and validate ideas, build prototypes, and develop businesses.

Velocity helps build companies that scale, transform industries, and create greater wellbeing and prosperity.

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Velocity and the University of Waterloo

Waterloo is at the forefront of innovation, is home to transformational research and inspired learning and is Canada’s best university for startup founders (Pitchbook 2021). Since 2008, the Waterloo community fuels Velocity as we turn entrepreneurial spirit and innovation into extraordinary companies.

Through Velocity programs on the Waterloo campus, students, researchers and faculty can validate their ideas and develop business strategies through workshops, hackathons, networking, one-on-one coaching, grant funding competitions and more.

As they grow beyond Waterloo, our successes give back to the community, feeding the next generation of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and innovators.

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