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Velocity and the Faculty of Environment partner up to launch Velocity Start @Environment

Have a business idea and need advice? Interested in exploring entrepreneurship but don’t know where to start? Velocity has partnered with the Faculty of Environment to offer startup coaching to students through Velocity Start @Environment. Students can access free 1-on-1 coaching with experienced business advisors, to mentor you as you explore entrepreneurship and seek guidance on how to build a business.

We want startup mentorship to be as accessible as possible, which is why we’re taking the Velocity Start program, which offers startup coaching and weekly workshops on the 2nd floor of South Campus Hall at the University of Waterloo, and bringing it directly to students in the Faculty of Environment. Startup coaches will work out of room 2004 in Environment 2 (located in the student centre of EV2). Our goal is to bring entrepreneurship coaching and workshops closer to Environment students, but any student from any faculty can book a session, either in EV2 or SCH. Whether you are interested in building a business but don’t know how to get started, have an idea for a business and are looking for feedback, or you are already building your business and would like advice on how to move forward, our experienced startup coaches are your go-to resource to get the help you need. Interested? Book a startup coach! We will now also host startup workshops in Velocity Start @Environment, including our first one tomorrow night, to help inspire students and teach useful business skills.

Join us tomorrow from 5:30-7:30pm in EV2 (room 2002) for a kickoff of Velocity Start @Environment, with an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to socialize over refreshments, featuring remarks from the Dean of Environment, Jean Andrey, and the Director of Velocity, Jay Shah. Following the reception, we will host a panel discussion with several startup founders and entrepreneurs, including Bobby Green at Amina Health, Christian Brum at ExVivo, and Meg Ronson from the University of Waterloo Economic Development Program. Please register here.