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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…


Living Up to the Hype: VFF Tomorrow

Can you believe it’s almost the end of the spring term, and 1 day away from Velocity Fund Finals?! The team at Velocity can’t, and we’re biting our nails in anticipation for tomorrow’s pitch competition. We will see 20 new…


Freeform Interface Palette Discuss VFF

Exactly a week out from spring term’s Velocity Fund Finals (VFF), we sat down with the 4th winner of $25K, Palette to get the rundown on what they’ve been up to since their big win in March. The Palette team…


VFF $1K Finalists Announced

Over 20 students from the University of Waterloo pitched their startup ideas at the Velocity Pitch Night Socials last week in the hopes of securing one of 10 spots at the Velocity Fund Finals $1K competition on July 24th. The…


PetroPredict Reflects on VFF $25K Win

On the cusp of the Velocity Fund Finals (VFF) July 24th, we caught up with PetroPredict co-founder Dominic Toselli at Velocity Garage to get the rundown on what they’ve been up to since their $25K VFF win last term. Toselli, named…