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A New Business Incubator for students by students

Published on November 24 2011


Brock students’ union creates "Blueprint" for student success

The Brock University Students’ Union (BUSU) today unveiled a new initiative to help student entrepreneurs turn their ideas into successful businesses.

The BUSU Blueprint Business Incubator is a pilot project by BUSU designed to provide qualifying students with financial help and expertise in developing new enterprises.

Applications are now being accepted for the program. All Brock students with exciting and unique business ideas are encouraged to apply.

“As an incubator pilot program designed to further the growth of student entrepreneurs, I encourage all undergraduate students with a business idea to submit an application and witness their ideas develop and become successful,” says Daud Grewal, President of BUSU.

“We are pleased to see our students’ union encourage and develop the entrepreneurial talents of our students,” says Jack Lightstone, President, Brock University. “We applaud efforts to incubate student-driven enterprises and turn innovative ideas into sustainable business opportunities within our region.”

Students who submit their business proposals to the Blueprint initiative will have the opportunity to present their business ideas to, and have them critiqued and evaluated by, professional partners from Brock University, BUSU and the Niagara community.

A team of experienced business experts will assess the applications. They will also work with students to help them present their ideas to the Blueprint Advisory Council. Successful applicants will receive business mentoring and up to $2,000 in funding.

Blueprint is a pilot program tailored to undergraduate students at Brock. If a team of individuals wishes to submit an application, at least 50 per cent of a team must be undergraduate students studying at the University.

To submit your ideas to BUSU’s Blueprint pilot program: www.busu.net/blueprint

The deadline for submissions is end of day on Jan. 12, 2011.

For more information on the BUSU Blueprint Business Incubator Pilot Program, please contact Arielle Stockdale, Research and Policy Manager (astockdale@busu.net)

For information on becoming a partner of the BUSU Blueprint Business Incubator Pilot Program, contact Daud Grewal, President (president@busu.net)

For media related inquiries, contact Chris Green, Manager, Marketing and Communications (cgreen@busu.net)

The Brock University Students’ Union was established in 1970, and is a not-for-profit student organization, representing approximately 18,000 undergraduate students.

 

Blueprint website

Blueprint website