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FLOWBOAT

2019-2020 year has started! Congratulations to everyone who made it into this years club!

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ABOUT US

Flowboat is a youth startup organization in Waterloo where bright young minds come together to be creative with science and technology. Flowboat members can choose to focus on a variety of challenges to improve their skills in physics, computer science, business, environmental sustainability and anything their team chooses to tackle.

Each year, around 30 students across Waterloo Region form groups of 4-6 people to create an innovative solution to a real world problem. Each newly formed company is provided with mentors, lessons, and feedback to prepare them for a variety of pitching competitions.

The timeline is from September to May, and can continue to the next year to further grow their business and perfect their product. Built from the ground up for high school students, Flowboat is designed to provide today's youth with the entrepreneurship experience they need to tackle the problems of tomorrow.

OUR PROJECTS AND STARTUP COMPANIES

FLOWI

THE SMART ADVERTISING SOLUTION FOR DENSE CITY CENTRES.


VIDEO PITCH >>

SSONAR

USING ECHOLOCATION TECHNOLOGY TO ALLOW THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED SENSE THE ENVIRONMENT AROUND THEM.

www.ssonar.com

ReQuest

AN ONLINE PLATFORM THAT RE-ESTABLISH THE ABILITY TO LEAN ON OUR COMMUNITIES FOR SUPPORT WHEN WE ARE IN NEED OF A HELPING HAND.

FINAL PITCH

EYECANE

USING TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE NAVIGATING SIMPLE FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED

FINAL PITCH

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WE ARE ALWAYS OPEN TO HELP OUT!

WHAT FLOWBOAT PROVIDES

Lessons in Entrepreneurship

Industry Mentors and Lecturers

Pitch Training and Development

Technology Mentorship/Support

Testimony: Giving Small Businesses The Advertising Edge

Flowi:

Since the beginning, Flowi was built from the ground up by high school students. Flowi always had a vision to reduce the 5.6+ million tons of paper that is lost in North American landfills annually. By creating a digital platform for local advertisers, Flowi was on the path to fixing the problem.

During the MIT Launch X program, Flowi was invited (out of hundreds of other startups) to compete at the the International Launch X pitching event at MIT. Flowi was able to secure a $5000 dollar grant to further invest in their company!

Testimony: Helping The Blind Navigate The World

EyeCane:

EyeCane is a social enterprise based start-up company built by high school students whom aim to solve the navigation problem for visually impaired individuals. By creating a patented technology which effectively guides a visually impaired individual, EyeCane was on the path to fixing the global problem.

During the MIT Launch X program, EyeCane, was selected (as one of the 20 out of 1000 high-school startups) to compete at the the Global MIT LaunchX pitching day in Boston, Massachusetts. EyeCane is currently working alongside the Canadian National Institute for the Blind to conduct mass-sample size research to further accelerate their growth.


MEET OUR TEAM

OUR 2018-2019 CREW!

LATEST BLOG POSTS

KEEP UP WITH OUR LATEST PROGRESS

The 2019/20 Flowboat Season Has Kicked Off!

BY SOWAD KHAN | 29 SEPT 2019


The third year of Flowboat has finally launched! With over 40 dedicated and hard-working members this year, we expect...
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Flowboat Company Deemed MIT International Finalist

BY Adam Martinez | 4 April 2019


With a new year comes hard work, determination, patience, and ultimately success. Second year Flowboat teams...
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It's A New Year!

BY OMAR ATWA | 19 JAN 2019


With a new year comes hard work, determination, patience, and ultimately success. Second year Flowboat teams...
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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ALUMNI ON THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS!

BY ADAM MARTINEZ | 12 JUNE 2018


Flowboat members are pleased to congratulate Atif Mahmud and Advait Maybhate for being awarded the ....
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AN AMAZING LAUNCH YEAR WITH ASTONISHING RESULTS

BY ADAM MARTINEZ | 3 APRIL 2018


Flowboat’s launch year has been an absolute success. This year we had around 20 youth entrepreneurs from across Waterloo...
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IT BEGINS: WATERLOO’S NEW ERA OF YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS

BY ADAM MARTINEZ | 1 OCTOBER 2017


Waterloo has been known for many years to be the Silicon Valley of Canada. Ranked to be one of the worlds best tech startup cities... READ MORE >>