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WElcome to ace


Kitchener-Waterloo's Premier Pro Bono Professional Services

 

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WElcome to ace


Kitchener-Waterloo's Premier Pro Bono Professional Services

 

 

What is ace?

We are a student-run, pro-bono organization based at the University of Waterloo. Our mission is to provide high quality professional services to local businesses and entrepreneurs. These services include everything from bookkeeping and payroll to complex business model research & cost analysis.

With a portfolio of over 100 companies, including winners of the Velocity Fund Finals, Dragon’s Den alumni, and Y Combinator alumni, ACE has developed its team to exceed client expectations and establish itself as one of the best resources for start-ups in the KW region.

 
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Meet some of our Clients


Meet some of our Clients


OVER 100 CLIENTS ACROSS 7 YEARS OF SERVICE

Client highlights

  • 15 CLients backed by over $1m in seed round funding

  • 28 Velocity fund finals winners

  • 5 Y-Combinator and HAXLR8R graduates

  • Client Awards include Forbes top 30 under 30, the next 36 companies, the James Dyson Award, techcrunch hardware, and global startup battle winners

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Our Events


Our Events


ACE kickstarter

Entrepreneurship Case Competition

Over 100 students come out each year from across various faculties of the University of Waterloo to compete in our annual Kickstarter. Featuring a different startup as our case sponsor each year, students have a chance to devise solutions towards a problem that the sponsor company is actually experiencing. The judges panels are comprised solely of local entrepreneurs. The day also features workshops and networking sessions. Absolutely free event, absolutely valuable experience.

ace the pitch

Pitch Competition for Your Business

Our signature event, ACE the Pitch, invites any entrepreneur at any stage of their business to come sell their ideas in a full day competition. With a panel of various industry professionals, professors, and successful entrepreneurs, this event is a great opportunity for your business. With over $2000 in prizes each year, ACE the pitch not only builds your pitching skills, it can also help build your company budget.