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Defeat COVID-19.

The special application extension has now passed. Please go here for information of our next cohort.

Who we can help

We are seeking founders from around the world who are working on solutions to defeat COVID-19. In addition, their startups must meet the following criteria:

  • Working or will be working soon on their venture full-time
  • Ability to operate their business from Velocity incubator for startup incubation during later stages*
  • Willingness to engage and contribute to the Velocity community

*Our Stage 1 program is an online program with fully virtual, mentor-driven support. Our subsequent programs (Stage 2 and Stage 3) are traditionally residence-based. We are now operating Stage 2 and Stage 3 virtually.

NOTE: If you have the immediate resources or capabilities to help battle the novel coronavirus pandemic, we can connect you to the appropriate local authorities. Please contact us.

IMPORTANT: You do not have to be affiliated with the University of Waterloo in order to apply. 

Application details

Application deadline

April 6, 2020

Please refer to our main Velocity incubator application page for full details.