About Venture Development

The Goodman Group Venture Development brings exciting new opportunities for collaboration between southern Ontario’s research and business communities.

Venture Development, is located in the BrockLINC in the Rankin Family Pavilion at Brock University. This is a strategic decision to promote, create and support collaboration among the residents and some of Canada’s leading innovative thought leaders.

Government support

Support provided to Venture Development by the Government of Ontario’s On Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) program has helped Venture Development in delivering the Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program, a hands-on entrepreneurship training program for Niagara youth. The Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program is part of the OCEA program that is an initiative of the Government of Ontario under the Youth Jobs Strategy and is being managed by Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE). This program is a partnership between Brock University, Innovate Niagara and other community members. To read more about the funding announcement, here.

Venture Development would also not have been possible without the generous support of our government partners. In January 2012, the Federal Economic Development Agency of Southern Ontario’s Prosperity Initiative (FedDev) provided $843,500 to Brock University to be used as seed funding for Brock Venture Development. Read more about the funding announcement