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Bridging the gap between student to full-time entrepreneur | University of Waterloo

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October 18-20, 2023 / Tucson, AZ
The annual summit for research institution gap fund and accelerator programs, including proof of concept programs, startup accelerators, and university venture funds

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Six early-stage teams who worked on their startups through Cornerstone and other programs at Waterloo are moving into the incubator where they will receive support from Velocity business advisors and product development team as they refine their initial startup idea, business model and proof of concept over the next several months.

“Students have a fantastic opportunity to build out their own ideas and try starting a business while they are pursuing their undergraduate or graduate degrees. The University of Waterloo is a supportive environment where they can access Velocity’s abundant free resources to help them test their ideas. By starting early with Velocity’s on-campus support, students can de-risk their jump to full-time entrepreneurship upon graduation, when the Velocity Incubator can give them the best chance at success,” says John Dick, Velocity’s director of Campus Programming.

Source: Bridging the gap between student to full-time entrepreneur | Waterloo News | University of Waterloo

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