Velocity lab announcement

How early-stage companies and PerkinElmer customer lab both win at the Velocity Garage

In April 2019, Velocity Garage will transform once again with a co-location agreement with PerkinElmer. We are deepening our support and commitment to founders building high-impact startups.

PerkinElmer’s Canadian demonstration lab at Velocity Garage

Today we are announcing that PerkinElmer, Inc., a global leader in life science lab instruments, software, and services, is relocating its Canadian demonstration lab to the Velocity Garage.

Why is Velocity excited about this? Most simply put, Garage companies will access the best scientific tools for product development at the Velocity Garage!

Velocity has been increasing its capabilities and capacity to incubate a rapidly growing number of deeptech companies whose technologies often rely on the sciences— specifically biology, chemistry, or physics—to enable product features. Developing such products necessarily requires access to expensive specialized tools that an early stage company generally cannot easily access. The PerkinElmer lab will now solve this problem by providing early access to critical instruments.

“Putting our Canadian customer lab into a leading incubator like Velocity is a natural fit. We look forward to bringing our passion for science to the community there, and to connecting with Velocity entrepreneurs as they help shape the future of work and life,” says Tim Freeman, Canadian Regional Sales Manager, PerkinElmer, Inc.

United and co-located in a new way

It is important to mention as well that our relationship is with the PerkinElmer sales team. Our relationship is anchored around sharing space and not around access to IP or equity. Velocity is laser-focused on our mission to do what’s best to help early-stage companies build high impact scalable companies. We are confident that we have struck the right relationship here and see lots of potential to help founders be successful at a faster pace.

We are also excited and honoured that PerkinElmer finds the environment and dynamics of the Velocity Garage a fit for its new customer demonstration lab activities. We have this environment as a result of companies, past and present, that have set the tone of ambition, focus, collaboration, and hustle that embodies the culture of the Velocity Garage. PerkinElmer’s new demonstration lab will be up and running in early April and their customers will be immersed in Velocity Garage’s vibrant community.

“Putting our Canadian customer lab into a leading incubator like Velocity is a natural fit. We look forward to bringing our passion for science to the community there, and to connecting with Velocity entrepreneurs as they help shape the future of work and life,” says Tim Freeman, Canadian Regional Sales Manager, PerkinElmer, Inc.

Lab work at Velocity Garage
Lab work at Velocity Garage

Innovating for a better world with deeptech and science

We are looking forward to having PerkinElmer as part of the Velocity community as we welcome them into the Garage. We know PerkinElmer is passionate about science and innovation to create a better world, which is a passion shared by many Velocity founders and Velocity itself.

In the upcoming weeks, we will be sharing more about how Velocity helps deeptech and science companies. We are well positioned to become one of the most well-equipped startup incubators in North America.

Stay tuned and connected!

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