Bringing start-ups to life
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Velocity is the largest free startup incubator in the world, and a leading entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo. From idea to product development to commercialization, Velocity provides knowledge, tools, space and networks to ensure students and alumni can develop successful start-ups. The Velocity program includes a student dorm, workspaces in Waterloo region, events, mentor programs and more. The Velocity ecosystem includes Velocity Garage, Velocity Start, Velocity Science, and Velocity Residence, and more than 100 past and present companies are part of its ecosystem. The Velocity Garage incubator alone is a home base to 80+ early-stage start-ups building technology-based businesses in the heart of Waterloo Region.

“The calibre of talent at the University of Waterloo, specifically its professors and new graduates, is a competitive advantage for companies in Waterloo. They are the product of incredible academic faculties, a culture of supporting risk-taking, and the best co-op experiential learning system in the world.”
Jay Shah, Director of Velocity
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