The LINCubator

The LINCubator is Brock’s incubation program for early-stage startups that have launched their business, have customers and are looking to grow. Over 12 intensive weeks, participants in the LINCubator will review their business, their business growth goals and will develop an actionable roadmap by the end of the program.

This is a hands-on program where participants will be actively working on their business challenges each week with Brock LINC staff, external mentors, and other entrepreneurs in the program.

To be eligible for the program, businesses must be incorporated, generating revenue, and have at least one founder working on the businesses full time.

There is no cost to participate, though enrollment in the program will be capped to ensure small groups and personalized feedback and mentorship. Brock LINC does not take equity or share in the IP of participating businesses. All participants who successfully complete the program will receive a certificate of completion.

LINCubator will run from Tuesday June 6 – Tuesday August 22, 2023 with weekly in-person sessions on Tuesdays from 5:00-8:00pm at the Brock LINC at Brock University.

Participants in the program will have access to Brock LINC co-working space, meeting rooms, coaching and mentorship support, and other incubation services from June 2023 to May 2024.

Learn more about The LINCubator

The LINCubator is a 12-week cohort program, open to early-stage businesses in Niagara and surrounding areas that are incorporated, have customers, revenue and are looking to grow. Participants in the LINCubator will learn about topics related to growing their business, and will develop a business growth roadmap.

For businesses that are not yet at this stage, please apply to the NAVIGATE program starting in May 2023.

Businesses in the LINCubator can expect to:

  • Identify the key challenges or growth opportunities for the business
  • Get different perspectives on your business issues
  • Work in small groups on a weekly basis with Brock LINC staff, mentors and other entrepreneurs
  • Develop actionable plans for your business
  • Make contacts with other entrepreneurship programs and resources in the local ecosystem

The LINCubator is open to current Brock University students (both undergraduate and graduate students), Brock Alumni and community members in the Niagara region and surrounding areas.

Other eligibility criteria include:

  • Business is incorporated, has customers, and is generating revenue
  • At least one founder is working on the business full-time
  • You are open to receiving feedback and mentorship on your business
  • You are able to attend weekly in-person sessions between June – August 2023 on Tuesdays from 5:00-8:00pm.

LINCubator will be delivered over a 12-week period with weekly in-person workshops and mentorship sessions.

Weekly Session Overview

  • Orientation & Welcome
  • Review of Value Proposition & Business Model Canvas
  • Goal Setting for Your Business
  • Reviewing Your Market & Customer
  • Reviewing Your Product and/or Service Strategy
  • Reviewing Your Marketing Strategy
  • Reviewing Your Sales Plan & Process
  • Improving Processes & Operations
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Reviewing Your Financial Plan & Projections
  • Risk Management & Business Continuity Planning
  • Finalizing the Business Growth Roadmap & Wrap Up

Weekly in-person sessions will take place on Tuesdays from 5:00-8:00pm at the Brock LINC at Brock University.

Apply for the LINCubator program here.

Deadline to apply is Thursday April 27, 2023 at 11:59PM.

Please contact Cassie Conte, Program Manager, Brock LINC at if you have any questions about the program.