Keep calm and start up: Fall 2012’s VeloCity Venture Fund Winners!

Another term, another awesome round of the VeloCity Venture Fund. We had 10 fantastic University of Waterloo startup companies pitch, but only 4 could walk away with the $25,000 and free space in the VeloCity Garage.

Fall 2012’s VVF winners and proud new owners of big $25,000 cheques are:

  • 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.
  • 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 Garett 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.
  • Thalmic Labs, founded by Stephen Lake, Aaron Grant, and Matt Bailey, creating natural, wearable 3D control.
We gave away 3 pairs of limited edition blue Dre Beats! One to Alykhan Kanji for being one of our first 100 tweeters who gave a second pair to Kira Talent, his favourite VVF finalist.

And one to Shan Lian for the great feat of guessing all four of our VeloCity Venture Fund Finalists correctly!

If you missed the event but still want to watch the pitches, the recording from our live stream is here.

It was a great event – #uwVVF trended on Twitter and the Davis Centre foyer was packed with supporters. We appreciate your constant engagement and are already looking forward to the next Venture Fund!

Stay tuned for more VeloCity news and updates on our VeloCity Venture Fund winners!