Velocity Fund Finals $5k Qualifier Open For Applications

For early stage startups looking for experience, registration is open to attend or pitch at the Velocity $5K Qualifiers.

The $5K Qualifiers, which is taking place July 8-9, is an informal pitching environment where startups pitch for the chance to participate in the Velocity Fund $5K. The top teams compete for titles like people’s choice, best pitch, and most innovative pitch.

The Velocity Fund $5K competition is part of the Velocity Fund Finals Spring 2015, which is a non-equity grant program for startups. Besides the $5K competition, startups can also apply for the $25K competition which showcases 10 startups that compete for a chance to win one of four $25,000 prizes to help kickstart their business and earn a spot in one of the Velocity workspaces.

Though the $5K competition is more focused on early-stage startups looking to gain experience in pitching, they’re still encouraged to apply to the $25K competition for a chance to get some valuable feedback before the $5K competition.

The competition is open to University of Waterloo students from any faculty or alumnus that have graduated within a year. The Velocity Fund Finals are taking place on July 23rd at the SLC Great Hall at the University of Waterloo.

 

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.