For creating successful startups and a successful startup ecosystem, it is imperative that students and alumni have the support and guidance needed to grow ideas into true businesses.
Velocity has built programs to enhance the startup support ecosystem by providing peer-community based workspace, a mentor network, connections to a large investor network and access to a broader ecosystem of services for startups.
The Velocity Garage is workspace provided to startups for free. The Velocity Garage offers a peer community for problem-solving and idea-sharing, and a mentor network of successful professionals in areas such as HR, Legal, Marketing and Sales.
At any time, more than 80 software, hardware and science startups work out of the Velocity Garage. The Velocity Garage is located in the Tannery District in Kitchener, and provides direct access to programs offered by the community like Communitech’s Startup Services.