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LaunchPad

Laurier’s incubator, LaunchPad, run by the Schlegel Centre, provides support, mentorship and resources (finance, marketing, accounting and technology) 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 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:

Upcoming Application Deadlines

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 community member, or if there’s one on your startup team, apply now and we’ll see you at your interview!

LaunchPad Brantford

  • Fall 2017 intake: TBD
  • Winter 2017 intake: TBD
  • Spring 2018 intake: TBD

Contact: SchlegelCentre@wlu.ca.

LaunchPad Brantford Application Form

LaunchPad Waterloo

  • Fall 2017 intake: TBD
  • Winter 2017 intake: TBD
  • Spring 2018 intake: TBD

Contact: SchlegelCentre@wlu.ca.

LaunchPad Waterloo Application Form

Previous LaunchPad Companies

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 the product or service you want to bring to market.

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

Who qualifies for the Laurier LaunchPad program?

Laurier students, alumni and community members 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 Hub in Kitchener-Waterloo and the Community Innovation Hub in Brantford. LaunchPad startups are also able to apply for special funding opportunities.