Velocity, University of Waterloo – Concept $5K Grant (2022)


The Velocity $5K pitch competition offers the opportunity for University of Waterloo student-led teams with innovative solutions and high potential business ideas to showcase their hard work and compete for grant funding. Participants receive valuable feedback, pitching experience, and idea validation from a network of experienced entrepreneurs and Velocity Coaches.

Comments on Funding:

Funding is a $5,000 grant.
Student teams can only win a velocity $5K Grant once.


Applicant must:

  • currently be a University of Waterloo undergraduate student, graduate student or postdoc;
  • have an idea or concept that has the potential to be turned into a scalable startup (i.e. it has big market and high growth potential);
  • not have received $50K or more in funding (e.g. from grants, Velocity Fund Pitch Competition).

Other Things to Note:

Applications for the fall 2022 pitch are now closed. Deadline was on October 12, 2022. Information on the Winter pitch will be released soon.

Program Contact:

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