Type of Program:
Since 2011, the $5K Grants have been supporting undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Waterloo. Each term, $20,000 in student grants are awarded to help fund creative tech ideas.
Comments on Funding:
Funding is a $5,000 grant.
When It Ends:
February 21, 2021
Applicant must submit:
a Concept $5K Grant application;
their 3 minutes pitches virtually for Concept $5K Semi-Finals, to a panel of judges from the local startup community, if selected.
pitch virtually at the Concept $5K Finals to compete for four $5,000 grants, if among the top 10 student teams.
Only ONE person can pitch. The person pitching must be a current part-time or full-time UWaterloo student AND a founding member of the project. This includes undergrad, graduate, and postdocs.
Other Things to Note:
The Concept $5K Finals are held three times a year.
Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
Click here to learn more about Moe’s background and how he can help your business.