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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Who qualifies for the Women Entrepreneurship Centre (WEC) program? You can apply if you're:

  • An entrepreneur who identifies as a woman.
  • 50% or more of your business is women-owned.
  • Open to feedback and new ideas.
  • Open to provide regular constructive feedback to the program.
  • Ready to launch and grow your business.
  • 18 years of age or older at the time of application.

Note: No franchise operations can apply, and no multi-level marketing businesses can apply.


The WEC provides successful applicants:

  • Training focused on developing and managing your business.
  • Leadership training, advisory services and mentoring.
  • Shared coworking space (hot desks).
  • An outstanding community of peers and supporters.

And the best part: it’s 100% free. No cost, no equity.


Programming takes place online and in Waterloo, Kitchener, Brantford and Milton.

How to Apply

We are currently not accepting applications. Please see the schedule below for future application periods. 

  • Apply online:
    • Start My Business Boot Camp - Opens: Dec 1, 2020
      • Jan 19- March 11 | Tuesdays & Thursday from 6-8:30 PM
      • APPLY NOW 
    • Grow My Business Accelerator - Opens: Jan 11, 2021  
      • Spring 2021 Start 
    • Indigenous Business Boot Camp - Opens: Feb 4, 2021  
      • Spring 2021 Start 

Next Steps

  • Undergo an interview, if necessary, and selection process.
  • Accept invitation to apply and agree to participate in training modules, online or in person.


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We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario.

The Laurier Women Entrepreneurship Centre is proudly partnered with:

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