Sold Out Velocity Science Open Lab

Velocity Science Open Lab was an energetic and sold-out event, with over 120 people in attendance. An opportunity to meet the new Science startups and view the lab space in the Earth Sciences and Chemistry building on campus was not missed. The startups giving tours around the space and introducing their companies included: Veriderm, Suncayr, Vitameter, Medella Health, Small Ideas, Nicoya Lifesciences, and NERV.

The new Velocity program is an entrepreneurial partnership with the Faculty of Science focused on applied biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and environmental sciences. “It’s something that we needed.” Micky Agrawal a student at the event stated, “For an innovative University, it’s a great initiative.”

Velocity Science provides startups like Nicoya Lifesciences with the right tools and resources to initiate and develop their revolutionary sensor products that could change the world of biotechnology, life sciences and healthcare. Another attendee, Mladen Kolovic has similar ideas on the program, elaborating, “Science discovers the entrepreneurship activities available.”

The lab was filled with many eager people who wanted to get the first look at the technology, and mentorship present at Velocity, including faculty, students, alumni and Liberal Party Candidate for Kitchener-Waterloo, Jamie Burton. The event was a superb introduction into the new program, and as attendee Blaise Garcia eloquently put “Science: if it can’t be done, it must be done”. Velocity Science aims to help science startups establish themselves and ultimately, get things done.