External Funding Opportunities
Numerous competitions, grants and awards are available to students engaged in entrepreneurship. A comprehensive list has been gathered and will be updated annually.
St. Paul's University College
The social impact fund was established in 2014 by St. Paul’s University College to support the testing and development of early-stage, ideas from GreenHouse Innovators.
The Social Impact Fund (SIF) was established in 2014 by donors from the St. Paul’s University College community. The SIF is used to support GreenHouse students in advancing their ideas into action. As a donor, your contributions support students with the resources they need to build and test prototypes with stakeholders as the progress towards validating their solutions and launching their ventures.
The recipients of the SIF are celebrated 3 times a year at the Social Impact Showcase.View previousView next
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Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business
The University of Waterloo is awarding Entrepreneurial Ph.D. Fellowships to support outstanding, business-minded Waterloo doctoral students who are interested in commercializing their research. Successful fellowship applicants will be enrolled in the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) part-time program. Recipients can complete the three-year part-time program alongside their regular doctoral studies, tuition-free.View previousView next
Each term, up to two co-op students are awarded the Co-op Problem Award. This award recognizes an outstanding problem analysis of an important problem relevant to a co-op employer or the employer’s industry.
Co-operative Education and the Problem Lab offer students the opportunity to win a First Prize Tuition Scholarship of $1,500 or Second Prize Tuition Scholarship of $750, applicable to the next academic term.View previousView next
UWaterloo students, staff and faculty
The Velocity $5K pitch competition offers the opportunity for students to showcase their innovative business ideas and compete for grant funding.
24 teams are selected to compete in the semi-finals. From there, a panel of live judges will narrow down the field to 8 teams to pitch in the finals, where 4 teams are selected live to win a prize of $5,000 each.
Through the process, participants receive valuable feedback, pitching experience, and idea validation from a network of experienced entrepreneurs and Velocity Coaches.View previousView next