10 Finalists, 4 Winners, $25,000 Each!

We had some fantastic, high caliber applications this term and after a long day of interviews yesterday, the results are in! It took an intense night of deliberation, but we’ve picked the top 10 teams who will move on to our VeloCity Venture Fund finals. Up to four of the following startups will win $25,000 each in nostrings attached funding to help them get their startup off the ground.

Our Fall 2012 VeloCity Venture Fund Finalists, in alphabetical order, are:

Ava, founded by Katie Tsang, Scott Greenlay, Steven Armstrong, and Linda Xie, an app that lets you shop the streets – right from your smartphone.


Kira Talent, founded by Konrad Listwan-Ciesielski and Emilie Cushman, an online video platform that allows employers to interview hundreds of job candidates in minutes.


Koalify, founded by Dave Heller and Andy Heller, a personal analytics platform that makes it easy for users to analyze their life and improve themselves.

LeafNotes, founded by Basil Al-Dajane and Jayson Rhynas, creating interesting and unique ways to compose music using visual art on the iPad.
Mantaphrase, founded by Wen-Hao Lue and Patrick Tardif, a digital phrasebook application on your phone that lets you communicate in a foreign language.
Oikoi, founded by Logan Fuller and Oliver Cardoza, an online rental search and management platform making it easy to find apartments and roommates, and simplifying the property management process for landlords.
 PumpUp, founded by Phil Jacobson and Garrett Gottlieb, the first fitness app that provides personalized workouts that learn as you use the app and adapt your workout to help you reach your fitness goals.
Tenguin, founded by Joe Connolly, Jordano Tonial and Zach Goldstein, a private social network that allows parents to quickly and easily find and schedule their babysitters.
Thalmic Labs, founded by Stephen Lake, Aaron Grant and Matt Bailey, creating natural, wearable 3D control.

Touch Tech, founded by Melvin Ng, Ilia Baranov, and Shaon Bhuiyan, revolutionizing the tablet market by supplying a low-power, low cost solution which can turn any capacitive touch screen into a pressure-sensitive tablet, similar to those supplied by Wacom.
If you want to see these teams battle it out for $25,000, come out to the University of Waterloo’s Davis Centre Foyer on October 4 at 2:00pm. Let us know you’re coming here.
We can’t wait, see you Thursday!
@UWVeloCity