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LaunchPad Brantford

LaunchPad Brantford is an on-campus incubator dedicated to supporting current Laurier students, Laurier alumni and the wider community with turning your business dreams into a reality. Whether you have tested your idea through Laurier's innovative curriculum and co-curricular experiences, or if it's still an untested idea, you can apply to LaunchPad Brantford to bring your entrepreneurial ideas to life.

The overall aim of LaunchPad Brantford is to support the growth of entrepreneurs and to teach life-long skills to those connected to Laurier Brantford. Our goal is to transform the Brantford start-up ecosystem and build a place where people can come together with their ideas to make them happen.

How We Help

Whether you have a new business idea, are growing an existing business or exploring how entrepreneurship can create change, we have the resources, expertise and networks you need to launch your venture.

LaunchPad Brantford provides a diverse set of programming, tailored to entrepreneurs at many different stages of business development.

Programming includes:

  • online curriculum
  • one-on-one coaching
  • peer support
  • mentorship
  • access to professional services
  • workshops
  • a co-working space
  • access to potential funding.

All advisors and mentors associated with LaunchPad Brantford have had business ownership experience and provide advice and support to business challenges and opportunities you may face in your endeavour.

Our Work in the Community

We strive to support entrepreneurs and to build a place where people can come with ideas and make them happen.

How are we different? We invite not only students and alumni into our program, but all local community members to create, innovate and to devise solutions that keep up with the emerging trends and issues we face in today’s business environment. Whether your goal is to create a venture with social purpose or launch Brantford’s next success story, we teach life-long and relevant skills to those connected to our Laurier Brantford community.

Our Programs

There is no better place to launch a new and innovative venture in the Brantford community than at Laurier. We offer a number of programs tailored to support all entrepreneurs, no matter the level of experience or stage of business development.

All programs are open to current Laurier students, Laurier Alumni, and community members living in Brantford, Brant County or Six Nations.