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Startup founders, leaders of growth companies, innovators in large enterprises and investors – Laurier continues to nurture Canada’s foremost entrepreneurial talent.

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The Ecosystem

Waterloo is a world-renowned technology hub; home to hundreds of startups and dozens of long-established titans. A wealth of support is at our students’ fingertips. The networking and learning opportunities through not just our programs, but Communitech, the Accelerator Centre, and countless Laurier alumni, are unrivaled. Laurier’s nearby Brantford campus has access to all of this and more. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is part of that city’s lifeblood, too, and promoted through all Laurier classrooms and curriculum in Brantford.

Together, the university is united in supporting entrepreneurs, who generously enrich our campus community and classrooms by helping students transfer theory to real-life experiences. Laurier has topnotch leaders as Entrepreneurs in Residence. We also have formal mentors. All of these individuals offer both insights and inspiration to you who would follow in their trailblazing footsteps. Finally, committed corporate partners are the key to the university’s strength success in this area.

Key partners and sponsors include: