Spring has sprung at Waterloo's VeloCity

Posted by Rob Lewis

Great piece titled Boot camp aimed at high-tech start-ups in Today's Financial post about the VeloCity Program at the University of Waterloo.

Writer Karen Mazurkewich spends some time with Eric Migicovsky who is working on Allerta's new inPulse watch that syncs to your BlackBerry and soft launches this month.

VeloCity also announced a handful of the Spring 2010 VeloCity Projects to give us a glimpse at what’s to come from VeloCity's entrepreneurs.

Mapped In - Mapped In helps people navigate local areas, such as university campuses, malls, amusement parks, and conference centers. Users can stream up-to-date maps, plan trips, create and upload their own map, and synchronize locations with friends. As the world gets more complex, Mapped In keeps you going in the right direction – wherever you are!

ClassMate - ClassMate is a web-based application which aggregates all school-related information for students on a course-by-course basis.

LevelUp! - LevelUp! is an innovative and highly social Facebook game that allows users to compete in completing their goals. Players challenge each other or themselves to do things for experience points, leveraging social competition to make life more interesting.

Unbound - Unbound offers an easy, low cost monthly e-book subscription service that offers flexibility and convience. Based off your iPad Unbound allows you to download as many ebooks as you can read for one flat rate. Nothing unties you like Unbound!

Check out the video below of the group leaders talking about their projects and what they hope to achieve.

Company:
Allerta
Website:
http://www.getinpulse.com
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Allerta is a brand new consumer electronics design firm, focused solely on creating cutting edge mobile accessories that mesh perfectly with smartphones and a mobile lifestyle. Allerta recognizes the emerging prominence of smartphones, specifically as an increasingly common, portable gateway to the internet and aims to design useful products that leverage this ‘always-on’ connection. Allerta’s first product is the... more

Company:
University of Waterloo
Website:
http://www.uwaterloo.ca
Location:
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

In just half a century, the University of Waterloo, located at the heart of Canada's technology hub, has become one of Canada's leading comprehensive universities with 35,000 full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Waterloo, as home to the world's largest post-secondary co-operative education program, embraces its connections to the world and encourages enterprising partnerships in... 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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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more




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