Category Archives: Start Ups

Applyboard – Making It Easier For International Students To Immigrate To Canada (Q&A)

We started this website, Dreams of Canada, because we wanted to help people come to Canada to live their dreams, whatever they may be. When we heard about Applyboard, we were very excited to see that someone was taking matters into their own hands and directly assisting international students with coming to study in Canada. […]

The University of Waterloo – A World Leader In Innovation

When you talk about an innovative space for students to learn, The University of Waterloo has to be at the top of the list. In fact, it’s first and second on many lists in terms of innovation. To be innovative, universities should have original ideas or a spin on old ways of thinking and acting. […]

The Rise and Fall of Blackberry and RIM

clamshell wireless handheld device blackberry

BlackBerry Limited is not a Velocity Start up. However, it was one of the original companies that was started in Waterloo, Ontario, helping the area to become known for startups, as it is today. The company was originally known as Research in Motion (RIM). The company was founded in 1984 by Mike Lazaridis, who was […]

About Encircle – Velocity Startups Spotlight

encircle at velocity

Encircle is a real-time documentation and collaboration software for the property/casualty insurance industry. Encircle was founded in 2013 at Velocity by Ronuk Raval, Paul Donald and Christophe Biocca. Encircle has also had space to work in the Velocity Garage. This is an app that allows to create real-time documentation of your inventory. Before Encircle, a […]

MappedIn Indoor Mapping and Navigation Platform

mapped in startup waterloo

MappedIn is a start-up founded at Velocity in Waterloo. It was founded in May 2010. The four co-founders of the famous start-up include Leander Lee, Mitchell Butler, and Hongwei Liu. Hongwei Liu is currently the CEO of the start-up that currently operates in downtown Kitchener.  Their current office is located at 305 King Street in […]

Maluuba – Waterloo Startup Spotlight

maluuba co founders sam pasupalak and kaheer suleman

Maluuba is a start-up founded by students from the University of Waterloo. Maluuba was founded by Sam Pasupalak, Kaheer Suleman, Zhiyuan Wu and Joshua Pantony, in December 2010.    The remaining founders are Sam Pasupalak and Kaheer Suleman, as of 2017. Vision Maluuba’s vision, according to their website, “is to solve ‘Artificial General Intelligence’ by […]

Kik Interactive

Kik Interactive is a start up founded by students from the University of Waterloo. Kik is one of the first start ups affiliated with Velocity. It is also one of the most successful start-ups from Waterloo. Kik Messenger was released on October 19, 2010 and reached one million user registrations within 15 days of its […]

Velocity Entrepreneurship Program @ The University of Waterloo

velocity the university of waterloo

Velocity is an entrepreneurship program at the University of Waterloo and the largest free start-up incubator in the world. Velocity constantly encourages a collaborative environment. Their participants are expected to share ideas and contribute to the start-up community. Velocity’s importance is uncontested as they support start-up companies through their incubator, grants and extensive network. Velocity […]

Start Ups In Waterloo Region

start ups in waterloo region

The Waterloo Region is becoming a hot spot for start-ups. With over 1,845 tech start-ups in the past five years, the Kitchener-Waterloo region is beginning to garner a reputation for new entrepreneurs. The area is being referred to as the Silicon Valley of the North. Justin Trudeau himself has discussed, on a global stage, the […]