Entrepreneurship Co-op

Entrepreneurship Co-op Program

The Entrepreneurship Co-op program at Brock University provides co-op students with the opportunity to dedicate a co-op work term to developing and launching their business idea with the support of Brock’s Co-op, Career & Experiential Education department, and the Brock LINC.

Interested students apply for an Entrepreneurship Co-op and are supported over a work-term through coaching and mentorship provided by the Brock LINC. Students also participate in monthly check in meetings and work toward goals and milestones that they set out for their business venture. This co-op opportunity provides students with the time to further develop their business ideas and explore if entrepreneurship is a viable career path.

The program is offered 3 times per year, once in the Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer terms and is open to both undergraduate and graduate co-op students to participate in. Co-op students interested in applying for this program can contact co-op@brocku.ca for more information.

Entrepreneurship Awards for Co-op Students

The Laura Sabia Entrepreneurial Award provides $10,000 to support a four-month Entrepreneurship Co-op term for up to 5 woman-identifying students at Brock University in a co-op program per year. The award winner will receive coaching and mentorship from the Brock LINC during their 4-month co-op to support the development and launch of their business idea.

Questions on the award can be directed to the Brock LINC at BrockLINC@brocku.ca. Please note that applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so it is encouraged that applications are submitted early.

Apply for the Laura Sabia Entrepreneurial Award here. 

Through funding provided by Venture Niagara, PenFinancial Credit Union and the Brock LINC, the Entrepreneurship Co-op Award will be awarded each semester. Students that participate and complete an Entrepreneurial Co-op work term will have the opportunity to apply for the Entrepreneurship Co-op Award. Two awards of $1,000 each will be awarded each semester and awards available for students include the Venture Niagara Scholarship in Entrepreneurship which will be awarded to a student in the program who demonstrates academic excellence and an interest in entrepreneurship and the PenFinancial Credit Union Award, which will be awarded to a student in the Entrepreneurship Co-op program. For more information about the Entrepreneurship Co-op Award, please contact BrockLINC@brocku.ca for more information.