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Startup Laurier: Passion For Entrepreneurship At Wilfrid Laurier University
Who is Startup Laurier?
Startup Laurier began three years ago, crafted by two students who were inspired by Waterloo’s strong support for technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. When the organization was first created, it was known as the Laurier Innovation and Technology Club (LITC). Within its first year of operations, they brought unique events to campus along with the entrepreneurial culture and awareness that had been previously lacking.
What Startup Laurier Offers, And How It Differs From Other Campus Clubs
Recently, the organization has undergone a large rebranding to better align with their overarching mission of empowering students to explore and pursue their entrepreneurial ambitions.
The team of thirteen passionate executives is amped to hit the ground running with a new year, new logo and new initiatives to employ. The organization looks to build relationships between Laurier and startups (that’s why their name is perfect!). By promoting entrepreneurship on campus and connecting talented students and alumni with the strong startup community, they foster growth through their valuable programs, events, and people. Whether you’re a startup, budding entrepreneur, interested student, or passionate about startups: Startup Laurier is here to help.
Their track record is strong: having invited Google and Facebook associates to campus, running their popular Entrepreneur’s Exchange event that has showcased the CEO of Loose Button, RecruitMyFriends, the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games and Timothy’s World Coffee. They also host their annual Entrepreneurship Competition where Laurier student entrepreneurs have competed for over $18,000 in prizes.
Startup Laurier Launch Event
If you are interested in learning more about this student-run organization’s initiatives or meeting their exec team, be sure to come out to their first launch event on Monday, September 16th at 11:30am in the KPMG Wilfrid Laurier University Atrium. More details can be found here.