Not all students have a project idea when they arrive at the VeloCity residence. When they get here, they’re encouraged to build a team during Bootcamp Week and put their ideas into action.
Here are some of the current projects in the residence:
Founders: Wen-Hao Lue, Patrick Leo Tardif
Mantaphrase is a mobile application that solves the language barrier problem by focusing on the common usability problems that occur when someone wants to communicate in a foreign language. We address specific travel situations using simple and effective techniques to communicate information by reducing the problem to its simplest form: showing large readable text to the person you are communicating with.
Founders: Yevgeny Chertov, Carlo Barraco
re:me automatically creates a todo list of messages that you need to respond to with only the essential information. if you respond to a message, the message is cleared from the list, if an important message is sent to you, it gets added to the list. no other messages are shown. This way, people can look at the list and not have to deal with the mental real estate of having to remember to respond. re:me works with your native text messaging application, so that this way you don’t have to change your habits. Using re:me you will never forget to respond to another text message again.
Vetica Interactive Inc.
Founders: William Zhou
Vetica Interactive Inc. is changing education. Vetica builds products for educators and institutions alike with a focus on ease of use, scalability, and collaboration. Planboard, Vetica’s flagship product, is an online lesson planning platform designed just for teachers. Helping teachers harness the power of technology – tailored specifically for them – is at the forefront of Vetica’s vision.
Founders: Beth Nenniger, Laura Austin, Divij Rajkumar
draftingSPACE is an independent design network that connects homeowners with freelance designers through an open competition platform.
Founders: Christophe Biocca
Encircle is product support for homeowners. Take a picture of your appliances and model/serial number, and we do the rest: Manuals, commn troubleshooting, replacement parts, local certified service technicians and more. We make getting help with your appliances quick and painless.
Founders: Devashish Sharma, Cam McDonald, Daniel Bartek, Zach Levy
Purchext enables you to have a controlled digital allowance for your kids.
Founders: Henry Shi
uMentioned is a social discovery network that allows you to flirt, compliment, and question the people around you.
Founders: Terrance Kwok, Shubham Datta, David Hu, Sandy Wu, Jamie Wong
Flow lets you plan courses and see what your friends are taking!
Founders: Alexandru Blidaru
Note App is a note taking app that will attempt to change the paradigm of note taking apps. Everything that is out there is trying to be a carbon copy of pen and paper, and we think that’s the wrong way to go. With the proper interactions within the program and between the user and the program, we believe we can provide a much more personalized and richer experience that will help us succeed where others have fallen.
Founders: Paul Mou
Searchimagery is improving search engine experience by giving the user the ability to edit search content, make it easy to find related entities, and provide actionable information.
Founders: Hooman Safaee
CNCOpenSolutions Inc. is working on educating others on how to find defects in different CNC machines, and how to repair them. This educational system allows companies and factories to learn more about their machines, how to save money, and minimize the down time of their CNC systems. The are a number of revenue models that have been embedded, including offering repair services, and selling parts for repair. If you have any questions, I would love to discuss the business model with you in detail.
Founders: Joe Connolly, Zach Goldstein, Dan Pearson-Hirdes, Lesia Nalepa
Artbury is an online marketplace for custom, made to order art.
Founders: Brent Komer
Palette is designing a reconfigurable hardware interface that users can adapt to their specific needs. This would enable them to improve the user experience and task efficiency for frequently used applications on their computer.
Founders: Fravic Fernando, Andrew Shapiro Munn, William Hughes
Second Screen is IMDB for the real-time, mobile world.
Founders: Daniel Arrizza
Group Effect makes it easy to share information within companies, combining wikis with Q&A. Either the info is already in the wiki, or you can use Q&A to find the right answer from the right person.
Founders: Vikrem Trehin, Waley Chen, Sampson Chen, Ru Wang, Aamir Mansoor, Daniel Zhang
AceInterns is looking to improve the co-op and internship experience for post-secondary students across Canada. We’re looking at creating a Co-op and internship job platform website, much like the University of Waterloo’s Jobmine, except that it will be absolutely free for students, and accessible by all students across Canada that are enrolled in a post-secondary institution.
Founders: Drew Pilcher
NDA wants to help you save money and have fun doing it.
Founders: Molly Beckel, Taylor Cooney
BarLine lets you plan your night by viewing the bar line-up.
Founders: Devashish Sharma, Suneet Saldanha
PinBox Labs is helping sales people tackle email.
Founders: Mohammad Khan, Shaishav Siddhpuria, Archit Jain, Alireza Pourhaj
Zerobits makes you able to post comments within a video, creating a video post segmented timeline with social interaction. As an uploader, it gives you way better interaction.
Digital Rock Climbing Guidebooks
Founders: Drew Gross
Building Digital Rock Climbing Guidebooks for your phone.
Founders: Ram Sharma, Ali Sharif
aARdvark is developing a framework which could be used to leverage augmented reality technologies like high density marker recognition and computer vision to enhance the way people interact with the world through their mobile devices.
Founders: Jason Sun, Naman Kumar
Transmission is working to improve the search engine experience by giving the user the ability to edit search content, make it easy to find related entities, and provide actionable information.
Founders: Shale Craig, Xenia Tay, Alexander Klen
Instead of waiting on hold, Unhold calls you back when customer service is ready for you.
Founders: Ann Gomez, Jennifer Harvey
Peak Pioneer’s shows SMEs a clear path to sustainability by highlighting the incremental changes in their technology, supplies and behaviour unique to their business which will simultaneously decrease their environmental impact and cost of operating.
Founders: Anne Nguyen
Pomly knows sometimes you need a little bit of friendly pressure to eat healthy, and what better to motivate you than a little bit of competition? Get points for logging what you eat, and bonus points for choosing healthy food options, meeting goals, and participating/completing in challenges! (Basic summary: Fitocracy for nutrition/healthy eating).
Made in Waterloo
Founders: Valentin Tsatskin
Made in Waterloo is connecting the Waterloo startup community together on one website. We will be exploring how the companies in Waterloo are “Made”, essentially documenting their stories to success.
Founders: Brandon Wang
Email represents 49 mins a day or 10% of productivity time to the average employee. Curatto aims to solve this problem through email summarization.
Founders: Akash Vaswani, Adam Kabbeke, Leigh Pauls
StoneCircle is currently focused on development of UI applications for the Pebble watch to provide users quick and intuitive access to data.
Founders: Mayank Gulati, Charlotte Chan, Rahim Jiwa
Tapp offers a management and analytics platform for businesses to deal with their all their NFC interaction points in one consolidated place, and works with business to create engaging NFC enabled experiences.
Founders: Ghazal Badiozamani, Marisa Bernstein, Tyler Freedman, Jonathan Koff, Nicolas Koff
Projexity allows you to fund, design, and help build projects in your neighbourhood. It’s an online one-stop shop for getting urban projects off the ground.
Founders: Jeffrey Morgan, Michael Chiang
Carted builds mobile applications for retail stores to improve their customer engagement using interactive promotions.
Founders: Vincent Wen, Annie Chen
fumi lets you create art in a radically different way.
Founders: John Yue
BookSpade is an efficient textbook trading system to help students simplify their textbook trading experience.
Founders: Devashish Sharma
PayMe makes payments easier!