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Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation

We encourage our students to pursue their entrepreneurial journey in a way that best fits their passions. This journey can involve creating any type of new venture, working in a startup or corporate innovation, or simply gaining the skills and methodology to think more innovatively and entrepreneurially.

Innovation Spaces

Innovation spaces across Laurier campuses foster student-centered activities and meaningful collaboration with mentors, staff, faculty and community partners.

Purpose Lab

The Purpose Lab is located in the Dr. Alvin Woods Building on Laurier's Waterloo campus. It was envisioned and designed as a space that would encourage all students at Laurier to come and collaborate on inspiring, changemaking ideas.

The Purpose Lab was made possible by generous donations from both the Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association and the Student Life Levy Fund.

Community Innovation Hub

The Community Innovation Hub is the home to our LaunchPad Brantford incubator.

Located in the heart of Laurier's Brantford campus in the Market-Darling Centre, this space provides our startups with workspace and resources to allow their companies to grow and succeed. The Community Innovation Hub is the go-to place on campus for those involved in entrepreneurship and social innovation. The space was designed to provide those who wish to gain and develop an entrepreneurial mindset with a collaborative and community driven workspace.

The Community Innovation Hub was made possible by donations from the Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association.