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Laurier’s incubator, LaunchPad, run by the Schlegel Centre, provides support, mentorship and resources to startups in all industries founded by Laurier students, alumni and community members at the Waterloo and Brantford campuses.

Once you have tested your startup idea in Laurier’s innovative curriculum, you can apply to LaunchPad, located in the Communitech Data Hub in Waterloo and the Community Innovation Hub in Brantford, to make your idea happen.

How it Works

LaunchPad provides dedicated workspace free of charge for Laurier startups at:

Apply to LaunchPad

LaunchPad is an exciting and limited opportunity that will let you proceed and really launch with confidence. If you’re a Laurier student, alumni or if there’s one on your startup team, apply now and we’ll see you at your interview!

Apply to LaunchPad

Previous LaunchPad Companies

  • Athlete Assist
  • Autumn Blue
  • Bartesian
  • BridesMade
  • Brothers DePaul
  • Coachletic
  • ConNextor
  • CrioWater
  • Edusync
  • Ethical Coffee Chain
  • Eventpeeks
  • GL.A.CE.SS Advertising Company
  • Helping Hand Apparel
  • iKlyk
  • Imminy
  • intuimix
  • Jess and Mel
  • JOLT
  • Joycult Wheel Co.
  • Kitchener/Waterloo Library of Things
  • Knight Owl Game Development
  • Local Line
  • Loop
  • LovingFresh
  • Lyfe
  • Make Your Robot Move
  • Microfluence
  • ProdigiiX
  • RezMart.Co
  • Second Waiter
  • Shredding Barriers
  • Sincerely Muse
  • Sociavore
  • StarSpeak
  • Traffic Soda
  • U Are Sports
  • Union: Sustainable Development Co-operative
  • VapeTree
  • Virion Games
  • Visibull
  • WeddingView
  • Wharf
  • Wherego
  • Wriber

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a business idea to apply to Laurier LaunchPad?

Yes, to be accepted into the Laurier LaunchPad, at minimum, you must have a clear concept of both the product, good or service you want to bring to market as well as your business model.

Entry is competitive so the more developed your idea is, the better.

Who qualifies for the Laurier LaunchPad program?

Laurier students and alumni are eligible to apply to LaunchPad. You may have supporting team members from other institutions or from the community at large.

What resources does LaunchPad provide for me?

Being a part of LaunchPad will provide you with access to our vast network of experienced entrepreneurs and mentors who can guide you through the process of building your business. LaunchPad startups have access to our workspaces available in the Communitech Data Hub in Waterloo and the Community Innovation Hub in Brantford. LaunchPad startups are also able to apply for special funding opportunities.