Kik's Ted Livingston sparks VeloCity funding contest for Waterloo students

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

Thanks to a donation made by VeloCity alumni and instant messaging app Kik founder Ted Livingston, University of Waterloo students will have the opportunity to compete in a contest offering $25,000 grants.

The winners will receive not only cash but also incorporation of their startup and office space for their next work term to work on their new company. You don't even have to live in VeloCity to enter—just be a student of the University of Waterloo.

Five teams will be given $500 after a weekend hackathan, and will then be given one month to turn that $500 into an impressive project for their shot at 25 grand.

Click here for details or to register.

Company:
Kik Interactive
Website:
http://www.kik.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Kik Interactive was founded in 2009 by a group of engineers with an endless vision to create a world of seamless mobile computing. In April 2010, Kik released the universal, free texting app for BlackBerry and iPhone, empowering users to message any of their friends in real time without paying unruly SMS fees. Chat is the foundation for the unfolding Kik community, which will also soon include music, pictures and... more

Company:
Velocity
Website:
http://velocity.uwaterloo.ca
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

At uWaterloo, we believe that there is more to higher learning than a conventional university education. The Velocity Program was created to supplement classes and books with a taste of – and gateway to – successful entrepreneurship, forming a collaborative community of student innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs. From ideation to prosperous startup, Velocity is where our most promising students and alumni... more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis or otherwise enjoying the outdoors. more



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