Meet Velocity


As part of the student success programs at the University of Waterloo, Velocity offers unique initiatives within an engaging community for students and alumni. Velocity’s most popular event, Velocity Fund Finals, runs once a term and is a chance for your company to get up to $25,000 in funding! Velocity programs foster creativity and entrepreneurship while turning students’ ideas into sustainable businesses.

Velocity Alpha

Are you curious about entrepreneurship or want to find out about the resources needed to run your business? Velocity Alpha is a program open to all UWaterloo students that hold weekly workshops that teach on specific business topics and provide hands on experience with several business areas. This is also a good opportunity to network with other students!

Velocity Residence

Housed in the Minota Hagey Residence is a entrepreneurial community of approximately 70 undergraduate students who are interested in startup culture and are looking to find an idea and test its limits. Students are given access to the latest technology, great mentors, intensive training, and the opportunity to collaborate with other students. Want to be a part of this community?

Velocity Garage

Velocity has a spot in the Communitech Hub in Kitchener that has a great atmosphere and is a free workspace for student startups. This space is given to startups who can demonstrate the progress they’ve already made and the potential they’re moving towards. Companies in the space also get access to mentoring and funding opportunities. Do you have a company you want to kickstart?

Velocity Foundry

Velocity’s new location in Kitchener is dedicated to hardware startups. Like the Velocity Garage, the space gives students the opportunity to solve problems collaboratively, share ideas, and contribute to the startup community, all while starting a company.

Velocity Science

Velocity Science is comprised of lab space with 24-hour wet lab access, high-tech equipment, technical resources and basic consumables that students can use to develop, test, and implement their ideas. The community of mentors and entrepreneurs provides opportunities to collaborate with peers and share knowledge and expertise.

Meet Conrad

The Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre is part of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo. The primary goal of Conrad and its affiliated programs is to help support and expand student’s knowledge and access to entrepreneurship at the university. Conrad has a multitude of resources to help you and your ideas grow. With respect to experiential learning, Conrad hosts the Enterprise Co-opprogram:

Enterprise Co-op

By joining Conrad’s E Co-op program, you’ll spend a co-op work term developing your business idea with ongoing mentoring and feedback from the program’s support team. E Co-op gives you a wide network of mentors, funding opportunities. entrepreneurs, and professionals, as well as workspace in the Communitech Hub. Students will also participate in workshops, classes and conferences to help expand their entrepreneurial knowledge.

Meet Greenhouse at St. Paul’s University College

Located within one of the University of Waterloo’s affiliated colleges, the GreenHouse program promotes the pursuit of innovative solutions to complex social and environmental problems. By being a part of this unique community, you’ll be living in a residence surrounded by like-minded entrepreneurs, mentors, and collaborators who are interested in the fields of social innovation and social entrepreneurship.