Conestoga Entrepreneurship Collective

Welcome to the virtual hub of the Conestoga Entrepreneurship Collective. Our goal is to empower and inspire students and alumni to successfully participate in the innovation economy and develop new businesses within the Waterloo Region entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Who we are

The Entrepreneurship Collective team is a network of faculty, coaches, mentors, entrepreneurs, community leaders and organizations that are committed to supporting the entrepreneurial potential within the Conestoga community. Learn more about our growing team.

What we offer

Conestoga community members can choose from multiple pathways within the Entrepreneurship Collective. The Venture Lab is a business incubator for new ventures that provides free coaching, mentorship and connections from accomplished entrepreneurs, industry experts and community champions. The Gig Lab is a one-of-a-kind business incubator just for freelancers that provides coaching and mentorship to support the development and launch of freelance businesses. The Sales Lab is a finishing school for B2B sales providing students that are passionate about selling with personal coaching and industry connections to begin their sales career. A range of educational opportunities, resources and events provide ways to start your entrepreneurship journey.

Why we do it

It has never been more important to develop the skills inherent in entrepreneurship: problem solving, collaboration, creativity, analytical thinking, communication, ethics, action and accountability. Whether you launch your own venture, join a founding team, become a corporate innovator or provide support to the innovation ecosystem — this is the future.

How we do it

We are hands-on every step of the way. We'll discuss your goals and create a pathway to work towards them together. We'll help you make it happen — and we do all of this for free because we are focused on building your entrepreneurial capacity and supporting your successful participation in the innovation economy.