Welcome to Spring term 2022! We have a full schedule of events and opportunities waiting for you. Coming up next is:

Stakeholder/customer interviews, when done properly, can help you learn insights that you would not otherwise know. In this workshop, Lynn Haddrall, Journalism Instructor at Conestoga College, will discuss the mentality and technique of conducting effective stakeholder interviews. Regardless of what start-up stage you are in, by the end of the session, you will learn how to approach and get the most out of stakeholders and customers through better interviews.

Register to upcoming Concept by Velocity events today. Visit our calendar for updates and additions. Calendar is subject to change and additions. Most events are hybrid sessions. You are able to to join us in-person or online. Whatever works for you!

  • Intro Session Build skills & gain knowledge.
  • Working Sessions Small hands-on meetups.
  • Coaching Get advice from experienced entrepreneurs.
  • Co-op Problem Award Grant for employer problem analysis.
  • Zero Work Learn how to get a job from scratch and start building your ideal career after graduation with this weekend event.
  • The Zero Experience Start innovating from scratch, build problem-solving tools, tackle the world’s biggest problems, and learn how to make your impact.
  • Concept $5K Grant Pitch competition that awards students with creative startup ideas.
  • Cornerstone Test ideas & build a business plan.
  • Translation Resources & support to all graduate students interested in bringing their research to market.

Upcoming events

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Last chance to apply for the Spring 2022 Cornerstone Cohort!

Cornerstone is the culmination of the student entrepreneurial process. 

Concept $5K Applications Open
Apply to win your share of $20,500

University of Waterloo student led teams with innovative solutions and high potential business ideas showcase their hard work and compete for grant funding.

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Zero Is Enough To Start

“Honestly, The Zero Experience has been the best experience I’ve had since I came to Waterloo.” 1A Alum
Register for this workshop today!