The VeloCity Garage houses University of Waterloo students and alumni who need free space and mentoring to kickstart their companies.
Check out the startups that are working away in the garage right now:
Founders: Hongwei Liu, Mitchell Butler, Leander Lee
MappedIn brings interactive technology to brick and mortar locations making indoor navigation fun and simple. Best of all, MappedIn is available as an iPhone app, meaning you can even find your way on the go!
Thalmic Labs is developing human computer interface technology.
Founders: Lisa Zhang, Jeeyoung Kim
Founders: Emilie Cushman, Konrad Listwan-Ciesielski
Kira Talent allows employers to interview hundreds of job applicants in minutes. Managers record video questions, applicants respond back with timed video answers and managers can rate, share and compare applicants with their teams.
Founder: Fraser Harris
Willet believe’s that all social browsers have hidden intentions to make purchases. Willet uses the web and users online behaviours to help retailers discover these intentions turn social browsers into shoppers.
Founders: Andrew Cross, Matt Rae
LeafNotes is the creator of SoundBrush, an iPad app that simplifies music making by letting individuals draw to create music.
Founder: Douglas Lusted
WestonExpressions is digital advertisement company going beyond the limits of out of home advertising and digital signage. Using cutting edge technology, WestonExpressions brings together digital signage, media management and NFC technology into a simple plug and play device.
Founder: Popy Dimoulas-Graham
Charity Republic offers volunteers a forum to share and rate their volunteer experiences with a charity. The only site like it in Canada, it focuses on the volunteer’s perspective. 5 star ratings are based on responses to a volunteer survey and this valuable data is offered to charities via specialized reports.
Founders: E. Aboyeji, Pierre Arys
Bookneto is a social question, answer and discussion tool built on top of Waterloo’s online learning platform (LEARN), allowing students richer and more in-depth discussions with their colleagues.
Founders: Asif Khan, Duncan McDowell, Jesse Guild, Josh Wright, Lucas Harron
Marmot Lab helps people organize, review, and evaluate submissions of digital content.
Founders: Tobiasz Dankiewicz, Michal Martyniak
Provides free, easy and up-to-date access to your local retailers’ flyers, all in one place, directly on your mobile phone, tablet and computer. Reebee includes features that are not a part of traditional printed media; anyone can clip flyers and add their favourite products to an easily accessible organized shopping list.
Founders: Stavros Rougas, Ebrahim Ashrafizadeh
Mediaspot.me connects journalists with subject matter experts. They have developed a partnership with the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN) so that all members and people affiliated with CDMN will create profiles on mediaspot.me, which may lead to an initial focus on the tech sector. Mediaspot.me is currently updating and redesigning their name, website, and marketing messaging.
Founders: William Zhou and David Kim
Planboard Team: Suraj Srinivas, Tony Cui, Ryan McKay-Fleming
Vetica Interactive Inc. is introducing Planboard, a tool made to simplify teachers’ lesson planning. Features include being able to share your calendar with others, the ability to print your schedule, not having to install software, and being able to re-use your lesson plans for next year. It’s simple to get organized with Planboard.
Founders: Abhi J & Emmanuel DeVries
Backtreefit is looking to build the next generation stress monitoring and management tools aimed at high-powered professionals. By reading their body vitals Blacktree offers recommendations to enable our users to be at their peak throughout their day.
Founders: Julia Coburn, Yagnik Khanna, Ellen Palmer
WorldVUZE is a tool for teachers to help their students learn what other students around the world are thinking about any topic, place, or event, any time. Acting as a ‘living database’ of student questions and perspectives, teachers can use WorldVUZE to bring first hand relevance to any K-12 curriculum subject.
Founders: JS Rancourt, Matthew Hanselman, George Guerette, Prof. John McPhee, Chris Goodine, Tristan Lehari
Hockey Robotics is an independent testing and R&D firm using innovative technologies and advanced analytics to improve the game of hockey.
Founders: Kyle Collier
We offer new innovative web based solutions for nightclub booth management. Our proprietary tools allow promoters, promotion companies and club owners ways to optimize booth revenue, streamline table booking, increase event attendance, while enhancing the overall experience for guests and management alike.
Founders: Alroy Almeida, James Pickard, Jesus A Zozaya
CircIt is developing a printer that enables low-cost circuit boards to be prototyped within minutes, eliminating the frustrations with the traditional circuit board fabrication process.- just press print!
Founders: Phil Jacobson, Garrett Gottlieb
PumpUp is the workout coach built to fit your life. PumpUp make’s it easy to create a personalized routine for home, the gym, or on-the-go. Users are coached your through your workout and keep you motivated to stay on track! As you work out, the system learns about you and intelligently adapts your routine so you see results.
Facebook | @PumpUp
Founders: Matin Esfahani, Hooman Safaee, Shafi Siddiqi, Mihail Vlascov
Lumotune produces nontraditional displays that are vibrant even in the brightest environments. Their displays can be scaled to be as small as a SIM card or as large as a side of the Empire State building. Employing a new class of nanomaterials delivers unparalleled performance which no commercial display has ever achieved. While most displays are produced in a small size-scale (monitors, TVs) and consume hundreds of watts, Lumotune is able to cover buildings with its displays without compensating for vibrancy at only milliwatts of power. The result – displays that can be placed on any surface and can be observed in any light setting.