The Velocity Residence is not your average university dorm. Located on campus at the University of Waterloo, the Residence provides a unique opportunity for students to live and work in an entrepreneurial environment, and meet people with similar interests. The Residence was the genesis for the Velocity program, and many successful startups have begun inside its walls since 2008, including Kik, Mappedin, and Couple.
Imagine that you are thinking of purchasing a pre-construction condo or house. Where will you put your furniture? What colour should you paint the bedroom? What would it look like if you put in hardwood flooring instead of carpet? As you would soon find out, it can be difficult to envision a new home based solely off 2D illustrations, and floor plans.
January 26, 2022: As you start the day, you begin a conversation with Aaron, chatting about what’s in the news, the day ahead of you, and bouncing around ideas for a problem you’re stuck on. But Aaron is not human.
One in five Canadians will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lifetime, impacting millions of individuals, families, and society in general. Which is why Co-founders, Erik van Ees and Tina Chan created the Panic, Anxiety, & Stress Support (PASS) Kit — a mental health first aid kit.
When Sukh Singh first had the idea for uCiC (pronounced: you see, I see) he was commuting to his job in Toronto. After seeing a fleet of fire trucks rush by his bus, Singh turned and saw that half his street was on fire, with no way or knowing if his house was affected.