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VFF – Don’t Think You’re Ready? You’re Probably Wrong

The deadline for applying to Velocity Fund Finals is only a few weeks away, and we’re looking forward to hearing all of your innovative ideas. If you’re interested in applying and want to know more about the competition, here is…

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EyeCheck and Suncayr Make Top 20 for James Dyson Award

On Thursday, October 16, 2014, the James Dyson Foundation announced the shortlist of engineering based startups that are being considered for the James Dyson Award. More than 600 James Dyson Award projects, from 18 countries, have been reduced into a…


VFF – All Ideas Welcome

Thinking of applying to either Velocity Fund Finals (VFF) $5K or $25K, but are reluctant to? Worried that your pitch, business model, or overall startup ideas won’t stand up to the competition? Mike Kirkup, Director of Velocity, begs to differ…


Celebrating The Foundry

At the beginning of September, Velocity unveiled its new space and launched its latest program, Velocity Foundry. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was our first opportunity to introduce the community to our current ventures and showcase our expansion into wider entrepreneurial…


Velocity Science Programming Begins

As the term starts to pick up and the University starts to get busy, so does Velocity programming on campus. Beginning on Tuesday, September 23, the Velocity Science program will be starting their on campus workshops for the Fall 2014…


The Alpha Comeback

With a successful Bootcamp week coming to an end for our Residents, Velocity is by no means slowing down its programs for the term. We’re just getting started. At the forefront of Velocity’s programs are the Velocity Alpha Workshops. Starting…