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LaunchPad Incubator

LaunchPad, Laurier's incubator in the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, provides support, mentorship and resources to startups and social ventures founded by Laurier students, and alumni at the Waterloo and Brantford campuses.

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 to bring your idea to life.

How it Works

LaunchPad provides dedicated workspace at no cost for Laurier startups. The LaunchPad space is located in Lazaridis Hall.

Due to COVID-10 restrictions, there is no workspace available until futher notice.

Apply to LaunchPad

LaunchPad is an exciting opportunity for a limited number of startups that will help you launch your venture with confidence. If you’re a Laurier student or alumni founder, apply now and we’ll see you at your interview!

Apply to LaunchPad

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 and 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 workspace available in Lazaridis Hall. LaunchPad startups are also able to apply for special funding opportunities.