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Program Experience

Your goal is to build a high-impact, high-growth tech company.

You need funding, mentorship, workspace, labs, and so much more. The Velocity incubator program brings everything together under one roof.

When you join the program, your mission becomes our mission.

Program details overview

The Velocity incubator program takes no equity or IP. The program is designed to help you with one thing⁠—master your destiny.

Our program is principled, yet flexible. And our support infrastructure is extensive.

Hundreds of founders have benefited from the program and effectively incubated their startups through the Discover, Build, Scale model.

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Support highlights

Velocity Business Advisors

Velocity Business Advisors have built and sold startups, launched products, inked deals, and created IP. Read their profiles.

They act as your consultants, mentors, and coaches, with the aim of guiding you to success.

The advisors also host recurring ‘board meeting’ themed discussions to support you during your program, push you outside of your comfort zone.

They hold you to account and connect you to investors.

Elite Accelerator Prep

Elite Accelerator Prep is designed to consolidate your initial experience at Velocity and transform it into a competitive application to top-ranked accelerator programs. We leverage our network of founders who have participated in these programs to provide you with:

  • Application reviews before submission
  • Intensive interview prep sessions

“As of 2019, 35 Velocity companies that have gone through Y Combinator.”

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PerkinElmer Customer Demo Lab

The PerkinElmer Customer Demonstration (Demo) Lab is co-located at Velocity. The Lab provides Velocity founders with early access to critical instruments and software for product development.

Learn more about this lab and our multi-faceted product development facilities.

Read the announcement of the PerkinElmer co-location agreement.

Velocity space

Velocity space is built to address your business development and product development needs as an early-stage startup.

Check out our gallery of the space.

Kitchener-Waterloo Region

While the Waterloo region is home to only half a million people, it has some of the highest concentration of tech startups per capita. Many of the best tech companies in the area were once Velocity startups.

Plug your startup into a community that is linked to the very best global tech hubs.

Build your team with some of the best tech talents graduating from Ontario universities.

Launch

We want you to transition out of Velocity as an independent, growing company.

Before launch, Velocity startups have approximately two years to incubate their business, while meeting a series of key milestones.

From connection to commercial real estate agents to continual lab usage, the Velocity team will assist you with a custom launch plan to ensure minimal business disruption when you launch.