Events

  • Join BioLinc Today

    Thank you for your interest in Brock University’s business incubator BioLinc. In order to best serve your needs and to comply with our government reporting requirements, we require the following information from you.

     

    Once you complete this form, a BioLinc team member will reach out to you to set up a one-on-one meeting to learn more about your idea or business and provide you with information on how BioLinc can help you.

    BioLinc Registration

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    • If applicable please select your affiliation with Brock University
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    • Please leave a link to your website or social media if possible
    • I have read and agreed to the client Service Agreement * Required
      https://brocku.ca/biolinc/2018/07/18/biolinc-service-agreement/

    For more information on our BioLinc Service Agreement, click here.

  • Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship commences

    BioLinc is launching the 5th cohort of the Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship (KSE) Program and is accepting applications from Niagara’s emerging generation of entrepreneurs to be part of the program. Now is your chance to apply and take your great business idea, product or service to the next level! To see what BioLinc Manager Dan Lynch and BioLinc Coordinator Cassie Price Have to say about the KSE Program and learn more click here.

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  • Brock Program Ready to Help Develop Ideas of Young Niagara Entrepreneurs

    Bailey Cochrane a graduate of the Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship (KSE) Program, was able to take his vision for a business and transform it into a reality with knowledge gained through the KSE Program. Cochrane encourages all potential KSE applicants to apply no matter what stage of development their idea is at. To learn more about Cochrane’s company and his experience with the KSE Program click here.

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  • BioLinc Service Agreement

    As a campus based business incubator BioLinc’s role is to support innovation and entrepreneurship across campus and the Niagara region. As a person wishing to receive support from BioLinc, all service agreements below must be followed.

    OUR SERVICES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Services are provided at no charge to client companies, we assume no ownership or equity from the companies we work with
    • We provide one on one consultation with entrepreneurs to discuss business ideas, provide mentoring, and facilitate connections to other appropriate resources
    • We organize BioLinc events and programming related to entrepreneurship, as well as direct students to existing community opportunities to promote social and professional networking and skill building opportunities
    • Additional support may be available to qualified clients on a case-by-case basis
    • We provide access to co-working space, meeting rooms, 3D printing and other resources and opportunities related to start-up incubation
    • We assist with editing applications for financial support and grant proposals, as well as other related items including business plans, canvas tools and pitch decks
    • We provide practical support for obtaining media coverage, press release writing, and gaining public exposure

    In addition, the Registrant will have access and be able to use, in conjunction with all other Registrants but subject to the priority rights of an Occupant who is a party to an Occupancy Agreement with Brock, to the following facilities:

    A) The meeting rooms and kitchenette occupied or used from time to time as part of the BioLinc facility;

    B) The Laboratory but only if the Registrant has completed the proper training courses for health and safety procedures and is able to demonstrate knowledge of and compliance with the Science Safety Training offered by Brock University.

     

    We provide feedback and support; you make the decisions and execute the work.We assume no responsibility or liability for decisions that are made by you, based on the information, feedback and support provided.

     

    CLIENT CONFIDENTIALITY

     

    Any information that you give us that is not publicly available will be treated as confidential. We will make all reasonable efforts to keep the information confidential within Brock University, the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE) and Innovate Niagara. The information will not be used except as reasonably required to provide our services and complete government or institutional reporting. Information will only be shared with partner organizations when their services can enhance or complement our internal resource offering.

     

    The Registrant hereby further acknowledges that he/she will comply in every respect with all Rules and Regulations which may from time to time be issued by Brock University and applicable to having access to and using the BioLinc facilities. Said Rules and Regulations may be subject to revisions, deletions or additions in the sole discretion of Brock University.

     

  • BioLinc Sponsors Community Event

    From June 1 to 8 there were a variety of basketball based events happening at the Pen Centre. The events were to celebrate the FIBA U18 basketball tournament coming to St. Catharines. The event was being held for the purpose of welcoming the teams from across the Americas to Niagara. The B&M Agency who hosted the event at the Pen Centre, did so in combination with BioLinc. To Learn more about the whole experience click here. 

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  • The Goodman Lemonade Experience

    Last Thursday, June 14, the grade four class from Cardinal Newman Elementary School made their way to Brock University to sell Lemonade. Thepurpose of the whole event was to teach kids marketing and business skills through selling lemonade. The class was incredibly excited competitiveand surely learned a lot throughout the whole event. To learn more click here.   

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  • Erie Mutual and BioLinc Enter into Partnership

    The Goodman School of Business and Erie Mutual Insurance have announced that they have made a new partnership through BioLinc. In the spirit of collaboration and innovation BioLinc is very excited to announce this new partnership with the insurance company which has been based out of Niagara for almost 150 years. To read more about our newest community partner click here.  

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  • BioLinc Entrepreneur to Spend One Month Under CEO Mentorship

    Olivia Poulin, a long time BioLinc entrepreneur was chosen from a talented group of students and young professionals in Canada to be the country’s ‘CEO for One Month’. Olivia is currently studying Business Administration at Brock University, Goodman School of Business. Olivia has spent multiple years growing her business out of BioLinc, managing to win multiple awards in the meantime. We are very proud of Olivia, and encourage her to continue being ambitious and reach for the moon. To learn more about her recent award click here. 

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  • BioLinc Events

    Upcoming BioLinc Events

    BioLinc Up!
    Date: 
    October 23, 2018 
    Time:
     5:00PM – 7:00PM
    Location:
    Brock University, Cairns Complex, Scotiabank Atrium, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines
    Cost: Free, register here. 

    Come meet the members of BioLinc at our bi-annual event, BioLinc Up! Entrepreneurs, students, graduates, researchers and businesses are welcome to attend for an evening of networking! Come and enjoy an evening of hors d’oeuvre and light refreshments while also expanding your networking and meeting other entrepreneurs!

    Niagara Young Entrepreneur Kick-Off Weekend
    Date:
    November 2 – November 4 
    Time:
     5pm Friday, 9am Saturday/Sunday
    Location:
    Brock University, Cairns Complex, Scotiabank Atrium, 1812 Sir Isaac Brock Way, St. Catharines
    Cost: 
    $0-$15, register here.

    Based on the famous “Start-Up Weekend”, from Friday November 2 to Sunday November 4, 2018, Brock University BioLinc and Niagara College ncTakeOff are hosting the Niagara Young Entrepreneur Kick-Off Weekend. This event provides superior experiential education for entrepreneurial youth. Participants will create working startups, collaborate with like-minded individuals, and make new friends.

    COMMUNITY Entrepreneurship EVENTS

     

    NcTakeoff: Starting a Cannabis business 101
    Date:
     October 30, 2018
    Time: 5:00pm
    Location: Niagara College-NOTL Campus, W112

    With Cannabis Legalization approaching on October 17th, many people are looking to bring new innovations into the space. That will come with a lot of questions! ncTakeOff is happy to host Leaf Forward, Canada’s first and leading cannabis business accelerator, on campus to speak about the opportunity and barriers within the space.

    Digital Marketing Learn @ Lunch With LD Marketing
    Date:
     November 7
    Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm
    Location: 1 St. Paul Street W. / Suite A301
    Cost: $15 register here 

    Innovate Niagara presents a Digital Marketing Learn@Lunch with LD Marketing. We will explore the power and importance of using digital marketing for entrepreneurs. And delve into topics including the online customer journey, cross device targeting, retargeting, ad scheduling, audience targeting and customized campaigns. To make the information relevant for entrepreneurs, we will complete a real-life case study and dig deeper into ROI and investment expectations.

    So You Want To Get Into Educational Technology! How iHub Helps EdTech Startups Go To Market!
    Date:
     Thursday November 22
    Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm
    Location: Brock University, Arthur Schmon Tower 105
    Cost: register here. 

    This presentation will provide an overview of the network that ihub leverages and in-house services that ihub provides to help Educational Technology (EdTech) companies penetrate the K12 market. After introducing attendees to what EdTech is, presenters will walk attendees through entrepreneurial development process and how ihub assists EdTech companies at these stages – from ideation to piloting using examples from ihub Graduate Company, Prodigy.

    Innovate Niagara’s Business Model Canvas
    Date:
     Friday November 23 and November 30, 2018 (2 Sessions, 4 hours each)
    Time: 9:00AM – 1:00PM
    Location: Brock University, Cairns Complex, Room 207
    Cost: $100.00 (fully refundable if client) register here. 

    In this two-part workshop series, we follow Steve Blank’s methodology and introduce startups to Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas and the analytical process required to validate their business model. The workshops are highly interactive and all participants will be able to design their own business model during the series.

    Innovate Niagara’s Starting Lean Finance Fundamentals
    Date: 
    January 18, 2019
    Time: 9:00AM
    Location: Brock University, Cairns Complex, Room 207
    Cost: $100.00 (fully refundable if client) register here.

    Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.

    Innovate Niagara’s Starting Lean: The MarCom Toolkit
    Date:
    March 1, 8, 15, 2019
    Time: 9:00AM
    Location: Brock University, Cairns Complex, Room 207
    Cost: $100.00 (fully refundable if client) register here.

    Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.

    Innovate Niagara’s Starting Lean: Sales ABC
    Date:
    March 29, April 5, 12, 2019
    Time: 9:00AM
    Location: Brock University, Cairns Complex, Room 207
    Cost: $100.00 (fully refundable if client) register here.

    Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.

    Innovate Niagara’s Starting Lean: Pitching to Investors
    Date: 
    May 3, 2019
    Time: 9:00AM
    Location: Brock University, Cairns Complex, Room 207
    Cost: $100.00 (fully refundable if client) register here.

    Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components.

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  • Goodman JDCC

     

    Goodman students captured the top-prize School of the Year award in Ottawa on Sunday, Jan. 8 at the JDCC case competition, which is central Canada’s largest undergraduate business school competition with 700 students from 12 institutions in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes.

    Lead by former biolinc member, deborah rosati award winner, and team captain Dan Giddings, Goodman JDCC was able to take down the former 7-time champions Wilfred Laurier.

    Read the full story of their success here.

    Goodman JDCC Facebook’s page.