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 within five years of graduation

How do I apply?

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

Key dates for the Winter 2022 cohort are as follows:

  • Applications open: October 25, 2021
  • Applications close: December 2, 2021
  • Program starts: January 10, 2022

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 Venture Lab Application Form or contact us to discuss your new venture idea.