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Full-stack resources for early-stage founders

Since 2008, Velocity has worked to understand the needs of founders during the riskiest and earliest time of business building. Finding connections, practical and authentic business expertise, product development know-how, space to build a team and product, and risk-tolerant capital can be accessed at Velocity.

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Velocity by the numbers


in collective enterprise value by Velocity companies to date


jobs created by Velocity alumni companies


companies incubated since 2008


Personalized business development and product development support, available when you need it. With in-house expertise and facilities at Velocity, and through the University of Waterloo, founders productize technologies faster and with less capital.

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All technologies, all industries

Join a supportive community of founders working to change the world. At Velocity, we encourage cross-pollination between founders no matter the type of technology business they are building. Velocity supports startups in any industry and founders from all backgrounds. We support founders from Waterloo and founders excited to connect to Waterloo through Velocity.

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Not sure if you are Venture Ready?

Our Venture Ready program is a short program that helps founders assess whether their company has the potential to be venture-funded. Learn how to attract venture capital investors and start-up grants, receive advice from our expert mentors on how to build a team, solve early business building challenges, connect with industry experts and key stakeholders. 

Participants will be invited to join the Velocity startup ecosystem, receive milestone-based advisory and can start to build connections with other early and late-stage founders from Velocity. 

Simply fill our application form to be considered for the Venture Ready program. Founders must work full-time on their company to be eligible.

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