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Startup Fund

Wilfrid Laurier University’s Startup Fund (BU460/BU660) is a Lazaridis School of Business and Economics course that gives senior Business students a chance to evaluate and potentially invest in budding businesses. This hands-on opportunity to invest real money in real companies as an angel investor is invaluable for those with sharp, discerning, entrepreneurial minds.

From due diligence to reports, recommendations and, ultimately, funding if agreed upon, each week sees students working through all the steps of investing. It’s a rare opportunity to explore the world of startup finance with seasoned angel investors under the guidance of experienced investors.

Students who are accepted into this stimulating course cite it as a highlight of their BBA or MBA experience.

Startup Fund Course Application Form

Highlights of Startup Fund

  • Experience: The Laurier Startup Fund gives students the real-word experience of conducting due diligence and making investment recommendations on early stage companies.
  • Strategy: Laurier trains student teams to conduct thorough due diligence to identify early stage companies that have the potential to increase substantially in value.
  • Community: Deals are pre-screened by the Golden Triangle Angel Network (GTAN) and the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund (IAF). Students work with experienced angel investors who approve final decisions.