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Funding Opportunities

RBC Venture Accelerator Program

The RBC Venture Accelerator Program provides an opportunity for students at Wilfrid Laurier University to gain entrepreneurial experience. The program will fund a total of five students per semester who have the option of working on their own venture or working for a startup in their field.

Currently this opportunity is open to undergraduate students only.  Undergraduate students in all faculties are welcome to apply.

RBC Venture Accelerator Program Application Form

RBC Experience Program

The RBC Experience program exists to allow students to take advantage of opportunities in competitions and conferences that will help them gain exposure to entrepreneurship, grow their network, and gain new skills. This program provides funding to help subsidize the costs of travel, accommodation, and event registration fees. Students are required to apply with their expenses.

RBC Experience Program Application From

AC JumpStart

Funded by FedDev Ontario and delivered through the Accelerator Centre in partnership with Laurier’s Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation, AC JumpStart provides early-stage startups with the seed capital, mentorship and market-readiness tools needed to build their ventures. A select number of grants are reserved exclusively for members of the Laurier community.

LaunchPad National Bank Grant

Through generous support provided by the National Bank of Canada, the Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation awards up to thirty National Bank Grants to LaunchPad ventures each year. National Bank Grants provide qualifying LaunchPad ventures with financial support to help with costs related to startup and/or scaling.

LaunchPad National Bank Grant Application Form

LaunchPad Funding

Current members of Laurier's LaunchPad are eligible to receive financial support to supplement specific expenses related to their startup.

LaunchPad Funding Request Form