Mural Velocity Start

You’re Invited: Velocity Start and South Side Marketplace Grand Opening

We’re thrilled to welcome all UW students, faculty and staff to the Velocity Start and South Side Marketplace Grand Opening on Wed, May 18 from 3:00 – 5:00pm!


Located on the second floor of South Campus Hall, Velocity Start is our newest space on campus and is open to absolutely everyone! At 6,000 sq ft of space, it’s a hot-spot for people who want to learn about entrepreneurship and collaborate with like-minded people. All resources are free and open to anyone of any background or faculty. Velocity staff are always on hand to answer questions about our programs, and to connect you with the resources you need. Fully equipped with a Makerspace, Problem Lab, bookable space, startup coaches, and weekly workshops, you will find the mentorship, tools and environment you need to discover your entrepreneurial journey!


And no hub on campus is complete without amazing food. We believe that great food plays a huge role in drawing people together, so Velocity partnered with the UW Food Services to open up South Side Marketplace! Offering the most diverse and delicious food on campus, South Side Marketplace serves up sushi, shawarma, gourmet pizza, pho and much more to treat your growling stomachs. The menu features a variety of options curated by highly trained chefs, with an assortment of meal and snack options that cater to all tastebuds.


At the Grand Opening, enjoy touring the newest (and coolest) student space on campus, and taste-test delicious and FREE food samples from South Side Marketplace. They will be serving iced latte’s, loose-leaf tea, hand-made sushi, ramen noodles, fresh local fare and more! To top off the celebration, we will have a full slab cake for a ceremonial cutting after a few short speeches. Register now!