How to Apply
The LaunchPad Science Maker Lab accepts clients for four-month terms, starting Sept. 1, Jan. 1 and May 1 of each year. Note that there is no academic credit for participating in the lab.
To sign up for the LaunchPad Science Maker Lab, you need to be either:
- A current Laurier student who has completed or is enrolled in at least one Laurier Entrepreneurship academic course (including but not limited to the Science Entrepreneurship courses) or
- A current participant in the LaunchPad program.
You do not have to be a Science major to enter this program.
To apply for the LaunchPad Science Maker Lab, you need:
- An idea.
- A group name.
- A business model canvas with sufficient market research to justify the cost of building the prototype or doing the testing that you want to do.
- A detailed timeline of your development plan.
- A projected budget.
Don’t be intimidated by these requirements, which you need to start your idea. We can help you out with templates for developing timelines and a projected budget. We can also help you create a business model canvas. Just contact us.
Once you’ve assembled these materials, email Ron Daniels at least 30 days in advance of the beginning of the next entry point. You may be asked to fill out additional application materials.
The acceptance committee will consider applications and decisions will be announced at least 15 days in advance of the next four-month lab term.
So what are you waiting for? Come turn your ideas into reality!