Venture Lab

Have an idea for a new business? You're in the right place. The Venture Lab is Conestoga's own business incubator designed to support the development of early-stage start-ups.

What is included in the program?

  • 4 months of one-on-one coaching with a seasoned Venture Coach
  • Customized development road map for every company
  • Participation in workshops and targeted sessions with subject matter experts
  • Access to a network of industry mentors
  • Access to college and community new venture development resources

Who is eligible?

  • Full-time or part-time Conestoga students in any program, from any campus
  • Recent graduates of Conestoga
  • Alumni of Conestoga, regardless of graduation date

How do I apply?

Entrance into the Venture Lab requires the completion of an application form.

Key dates for the Winter 2023 cohort are as follows:

  • Applications open: October 31, 2022
  • Applications close: November 25, 2022
  • Cohort starts: January 9, 2023

What types of businesses are accepted?

The Venture Lab business incubator is a reflection of our diverse college community and therefore is open to all types of business ranging from tech – hardware and software to e-commerce, main street bricks and mortar stores, trades, culinary and more.

If you are a determined student, recent grad or alumni within five years, we want to hear from you.

Fill out the application form or contact us to discuss your new venture idea.