News — January 16, 2020

The Science of Startups: Introducing the First Cohort of Concept Science Teams

From ideation to product development, Concept is where University of Waterloo students and faculty can find the support they need to bring a concept to reality. In our inaugural Concept Science cohort, ideas range from a sticker that alerts you when meat is no longer safe to eat, to a natural pigment product for textile dyeing.

Concept — January 15, 2020

What a Concept: Winter 2020 at a Glance

In September, we burst onto the scene at the University of Waterloo with the launch of our unique pre-incubator program. We breakdown what we've got planned for Winter 2020!

Concept — July 8, 2019

Announcing the Spring 2019 Velocity Fund $5K Finalists

On Wednesday and Thursday of last week, students from the University of Waterloo pitched their early-stage startup ideas at the Velocity Fund $5K Qualifiers. A total of 42 teams pitched their innovative ideas hoping to be one of the 10 teams selected to move on...

Concept — May 29, 2019

Tips for writing a successful Concept $5K application

The Concept $5K Grant is a great opportunity for students to perfect their three-minute pitch. Each term, 10 student teams pitch their business ideas to hundreds of spectators for the chance to take home one of four grant prizes worth $5,000.

Concept — May 9, 2019

When should I start talking to customers?

It’s often said that building a great startup is a marathon, not a sprint. I would argue that it more closely resembles a triathlon. It requires swimming through technical execution, a highly disciplined operational team, and an unassailable perception of what the product needs to be.