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Funded by FedDev Ontario and delivered through the Accelerator Centre in partnership with Laurier’s Schlegel Centre for Entrepreneurship , AC JumpStart provides early stage startups with the seed capital, mentorship and market-readiness tools needed to build their ventures.

A select number of grants are reserved exclusively for members of the Laurier community.

Please review the
Application Guidelines

Deadline for Applications:
May 9, 2016 at 5:00pm


The Laurier Startup Fund is a student-run investment fund.

The startup fund only considers funding startups that come to it through GTAN or the MaRS IAF . Laurier startups must go through these to be considered.

About AC JumpStart Funding

The program delivers substantial entrepreneurial advantage through:

  • $30,000 in seed capital (grant);
  • Mentorship from experts in areas relevant to their venture;
  • Access to market research;
  • Invaluable connections to prospective investors.

Please note:

  • A limited number of grants are available in each round
  • Applications are evaluated on a competitive basis
  • If you are not approved, you may apply again in the next round
  • SmartStart funding and JumpStart funding cannot both be awarded to a company.
  • Employees and their families including individuals with a contractual work arrangement with any of the educational institutions involved are not eligible.

Laurier’s AC JumpStart Recipients