Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship Program

Are you a new entrepreneur? Do you have an idea that would make a great business? Are you looking for help taking your business idea to the next level?

The Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program targets Niagara’s entrepreneurs and encourages them to explore their innovative ideas and advance their early-stage entrepreneurial aspirations. This program is delivered in collaboration with Brock LINC to provide youth with seminars and events, plus mentorship and advisory services from Venture Development, Brock LINC and Innovate Niagara. The upcoming cohort is set for September 2022. We encourage interested students to deepen their knowledge in the problem they are interested in solving.

The Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program is designed to help young entrepreneurs explore their business ideas and advance their early stage entrepreneurial aspirations. The program provides youth with free access to the following:

  • Connections to the right resources.
  • Training events and seminars to develop your skills and knowledge about entrepreneurship.
  • Mentorship and advisory services.
  • Meet and network with other entrepreneurs.

The Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program will leverage the expertise, programs and services at Brock University and within Niagara’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to provide aspiring youth entrepreneurs with these activities, training and resources that will help them experience entrepreneurship. Youth that are a part of this program will also have regular meetings with the Venture Development staff to work on their action plan and determine the next steps they need to take for their business to grow.

New cohort is set for September 2022. If you have questions about the program, please contact

The Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship program will take place in September 2022. A schedule of events will be provided to entrepreneurs upon acceptance into the program. If you are applying for the KSE program, we encourage you to deepen your knowledge in the problem you are interested in solving.

For more information about the program, please contact:

Goodman Group – Venture Development
Rankin Family Pavilion, Brock University

Please note that the Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship Program will run in September 2022.

For more information please contact