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Associate Director, Founder Acceleration

The Associate Director, Founder Acceleration is responsible for continuing training with new founders after they have completed the Velocity campus programs. Founders who have demonstrated commitment to their companies by starting their careers as entrepreneurs will be moved further, faster by the programming, events and resources organized by this individual.

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Manager, Programs and Events

The Manager, Program and Events works collaboratively with startup companies, University of Waterloo faculties and departments across campus, and key external stakeholders and contractors to plan and execute Velocity events and programs, creating a best-in-class experience for various audiences. This position is expected to help provide a strategic lens to the design and effectiveness of ongoing programming hosted by Velocity as well as, designing and experimenting with new programs and events that help the organization meet its goals.

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Lab Technician

The Laboratory Technician will be primarily responsible for supporting student activities taking place in the Velocity laboratories and spaces.  Velocity Science lab – a partnership between Velocity and The Faculty of Science – provides lab space and equipment for aspiring entrepreneurs that require those facilities. This role will ensure they are properly supplied and arranged for student use as well as help maintain a safe and activated environment for student innovation while helping to build an inclusive culture among the community.

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Full Stack Developer

The Full Stack Developer will be part of a newly formed team, working directly with leadership, building founder-facing tools to automate standard processes and low-touch interactions.  This will increase responsiveness to founder requests and scale the number of founders that are served.

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Investor Relations Officer

As a key member of the Velocity team, the Investor Relations Officer (IRO) is responsible for the full scope of development activities related to the discovery, cultivation, solicitation, recognition, and stewardship of a portfolio of investors, including, but not limited to, venture capitalist, family offices, angel groups and individuals to start-up companies managed by Velocity and collaboratively with the greater University of Waterloo community.

The IRO will primarily focus on preparing founders for fundraising success, managing a growing pipeline of start-ups, actively engaging with investors across North America and promoting Velocity’s portfolio to the broader community.

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