Busy Week Ahead For VeloCity

We’re heading into a busy week in the Kitchener-Waterloo startup community! Check out the events happening next week – starting May 27th.


OCE Discovery

May 27th & 28th | Metro Toronto Convention Center

OCE Discovery is Canada’s premier innovation to commercialization event. The event aims to bring together people from all different industrial, and educational, fields. This environment allows for participants to showcase their technologies and collaborate on new and innovative best practices and research.


Ideation – VeloCity Campus Workshop

May 29th | 7:30pm | uWaterloo Environment 3 4412

Join VeloCity Campus and guest speaker Linda Carson for a workshop on idea generation. This workshop will give students a crash course in the fundamentals of creative thinking.

The workshop is being presented by Linda Carson, a lecturer from the Centre for Knowledge Integration.

Linda teaches INTEG 251 Creative Thinking and she’s bringing students a one-hour crash course in the fundamentals of reliable, sustainable idea generation.

Free pizza will be provided during the workshop! To register please click here!


Kik Info Session

May 29th | 5:00 – 7:00PM | uWaterloo Bombshelter Pub

Going on a coop term this fall? You may be interested in working for this VeloCity Residence alumni – Ted Livingston. Ted started Kik Interactive while in residence and has grown it into a thriving Waterloo start up with over 50 million users. Kik is looking to hire students from a wide range of disciplines.

For more information check out Kik’s career web site or RSVP to Kik’s COOP Info Session.


Communitech Hub Happening 
May 31st | 10:30am | The Tannery Event Space

What is a Hub Happening?

  1. The quickest (and most entertaining!) way to learn about your fellow Communitech Hub tenants
  2. An opportunity to make connections
  3. A good excuse to get together and have some fun!

How it works…

Each tenant company will have one minute (and one minute only!) to introduce their company and present content of their choice. This is a great chance to practice your pitch skills, so take advantage of the full minute!

Who will be there?

This is a MUST ATTEND EVENT for all tenants of the Communitech Hub. Each company should be represented on stage.

All tenants of the Communitech Hub are invited to the one-minute talks. This event will be followed by the Hub BBQ.


Vidyard Open House

May 31st  | 4:00pm – 11:00pm | Vidyard Office (119 King St. West, Suite 400)

Former VeloCity company, Vidyard is continuing to grow! Recently they moved into a new space in uptown Waterloo and are inviting all of the KW startup community to visit.

Food and beverages will be provided! Please RSVP if you’re planning on attending.


HyperDrive Applications

May 31st

Applications are open for Communitech HYPERDRIVE’s Cohort 3 until May 31, 2013.

For 24 months, up to 15 early-stage startups will receive deep mentoring, executive-level guidance, funding, $100,000 of in-kind support, and administrative support to help  accelerate their commercialization. For more information check out the HyperDrive’s web site!