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Hack The North: A Place to Create Amazing Technology

The #HacktheNorth hackathon, set for September 19-21 at the University of Waterloo, is a monumental hackathon with over 1,000 participants. This makes it the largest hacking event in Canada. Students with different technical backgrounds and skill levels will come together…


Entrepreneur Wes Worsfold is Velocity Garage’s New Coach

The software startups at Velocity Garage have a new coach – life-long entrepreneur and BitBakery CEO Wes Worsfold. Wes joined the Velocity team (led by Velocity director Mike Kirkup) to share the wisdoms of his many years of running software…


Startups who won BIG at Velocity Fund Finals

Last Thursday during an exciting and eventful Velocity Fund Finals, 6 startups won major funding. With a large crowd looking on in the audience, and on Livestream, we watched three $1K prizes be awarded. Out of 10 competing companies, Suncayr won two…


Velocity Foundry is open!

The sign is up. The moving truck just pulled in. And more than 20 hardware startups are packed and ready to move from the Velocity Garage to their new digs just down the street at the new Velocity Foundry. We’re looking forward to…


Fitness App PumpUp Thriving with 1.7M Members

PumpUp, the first photo-based community for healthy and active living, announced last week the closing of a $2.4 million seed financing round led by General Catalyst Partners. The most recent startup to successfully launch from Velocity, PumpUp has over 1.7…


ExVivo, Grobo, MAJiK and Ubiq Just Won $25K

Trending number one on Twitter in Canada (#VFFS14) and with over 700 watching livestream and hundreds more witnessing the competition in person, the Velocity Fund Finals, once again, CRUSHED IT! 10 young entrepreneurs started off the event pitching live for…