Category Archives: Tech

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. […]

Dr. Thomas A. Adams II on Improving Next Generation Power Plants and Graduate Education

It is late October 2017, and we were lucky enough to interview Dr. Thomas A. Adams, asking him a few choice questions about his research regarding the future of chemical engineering, energy conversion, and graduate studies. Question 1 – What are the next steps for you and your research? In addition, what do you think about how […]

The Rise and Fall of Blackberry and RIM

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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

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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

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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 […]

Start Ups In Waterloo Region

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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 […]