This past Wednesday and Thursday, students from across the University of Waterloo participated in the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers. Of the 30+ students who pitched their innovative ideas, 10 finalists were selected by a panel of judges to move on and compete at the Velocity Fund Finals on March 30th for their chance to win one of three $5,000 prizes.
On Thursday, March 30th, ten teams will pitch their startup to compete for $25,000 prizes, plus a $10,000 hardware prize, during the $25K event of the Velocity Fund Finals, Waterloo’s premiere pitch competition.
On March 30th, twenty startups will pitch exciting business ventures at the Velocity Fund Finals, a pitch competition that awards $125,000 in funding to the University of Waterloo’s most innovative emerging startups.
A drumroll rang out at the end of the action-packed Problem Pitch Competition last night. The crowd was waiting to find out which of the ten University of Waterloo teams would win the event, after making 5-minute pitches of important industry problems, followed by Q&A with judges.
If you have Alzheimer’s or dementia, reading a newspaper or fictional book can be a daunting task, and reading a children’s story can feel undignified. By creating modified books with thicker pages, reading prompts, and mature content, Marlena Books is providing meaningful leisure and cognitive stimulation to individuals with Alzheimer’s or dementia.