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Don’t miss these Velocity events this spring

Interested in entrepreneurship, but don’t know where to start? Velocity events are the perfect icebreaker. Each term, we host events to help you learn business skills and maybe even embark on building your own startup.

Meet other like-minded people, gain new skills, and learn from someone with hands-on experience. From workshops, to pitch competitions, our events are never a dull moment (and almost always include free pizza). To stay up to date, follow us on Facebook, TwitterInstagramSnapchat, and Linkedin or subscribe to our weekly newsletter. We look forward to seeing you at an event this Spring!


FIND YOUR KICK A** IDEA

Led by Velocity Startup Coach, Phil Everson, this workshop will help you brainstorm ideas that rock. Put your thinking cap on, meet other eager entrepreneurs, and hash out some kick a** ideas.

When: Wednesday, May 17
Where: Velocity Start (2nd floor of South Campus Hall)
Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm


WHAT’S YOUR PROBLEM?

A talk by legendary Economics Professor, Larry Smith. He will share his insightful take on how to find and solve “killer” problems. Trust us, this is a talk you do not want to miss.

When: Wednesday, May 24
Where: Velocity Start (2nd floor of South Campus Hall)
Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm


AIN’T NO MODEL LIKE A BUSINESS MODEL

Explore the ins and outs of business models, specifically the lean canvas. Walk away with the tools to create your own rockin’ business model!

When: Wednesday, May 31
Where: Velocity Start (2nd floor of South Campus Hall)
Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm


SETUP YOUR BUSINESS LIKE A BOSS

We bring in a lawyer and accountant to help you learn the basics of setting up your business legally and financially. Get ready for a jam-packed night.

When: Wednesday, June 7
Where: Velocity Start (2nd floor of South Campus Hall)
Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm


PROBLEM PITCH COMPETITION 

Watch students pitch important industry problems they have identified. You’ll even get to have your say, with the audience deciding which team wins the People’s Choice Award! Applications to pitch at the competition close May 14, and audience registration will open soon.

When: Thursday, June 8
Where: Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) 0101
Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm


DO PEOPLE WANT YOUR SH*T?

Find out all about market validation at this workshop. By the end of the night, you’ll be an expert in interacting with the right people and asking the right questions to determine whether your idea could be a viable business.

When: Wednesday, June 14
Where: Velocity Start (2nd floor of South Campus Hall)
Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm


HOW TO FIND YOUR CUSTOMERS ONLINE

Learn how social media, landing pages, and other tools can help you find where your customers are hiding, and how to reach them at this interactive workshop.

When: Wednesday, June 21
Where: Velocity Start (2nd floor of South Campus Hall)
Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm


PITCH LIKE A PRO

Discover the components of a great pitch, and have the chance to practice informally with your peers. A great way to test your skills and to share your ideas in a low-pressure environment.

When: Wednesday, June 28
Where: Velocity Start (2nd floor of South Campus Hall)
Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm


VELOCITY FUND $5K QUALIFIERS

Pitch your startup idea to qualify for a chance to win $5K, or come watch. Early stage ideas are welcome. The winning teams will be invited to pitch at the Velocity Fund Finals on July 20, for a chance to win one of three $5,000 prizes.

Applications to pitch at the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers will open May 29, and audience registration will open in June. Applications for the separate Velocity Fund $25K competition will also open May 29.

When: Night 1: July 5, Night 2: July 6
Where: Quantum-Nano Centre (QNC) 0101
Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm


THE STARTUP ROLLERCOASTER

A panel of guest speakers for an AMA geared towards learning from common and frequent mistakes made during the startup journey. These people have been there and done that.

When: Wednesday, July 12
Where: Velocity Start (2nd floor of South Campus Hall)
Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm


VELOCITY FUND FINALS

The most action-packed, and thrilling day of the term – the Velocity Fund Finals. Watch 20 startups pitch for glory and $125K in funding. Learn more about the Velocity Fund, and application deadlines here. Audience registration will open in June. Watch past pitches.

When: Thursday, July 20
Where: SLC Great Hall
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm


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