Kick starting a career in entrepreneurism

March 11, 2015

Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship Program.

Next week Niagara youth will get a chance to learn how to go about incorporating a business, thanks to the Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship Program. Offered by the leading law firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP, the session is part of a rich agenda of events planned to help support entrepreneurial activities in the region.

The program, which targets youth from 18 to 29, provides up to 35 youth with two intensive training weekends, monthly seminars and events, plus mentoring and advisory services from BioLinc, Brock’s business incubator, and Innovate Niagara, Niagara’s regional innovation center.

Leveraging the expertise, programs, and services at Brock University and within Niagara's entrepreneurial ecosystem., the program provides aspiring youth entrepreneurs with activities, training, and resources that will help them experience entrepreneurship. Youth that are a part of this program will also have regular meetings with staff from BioLinc and Innovate Niagara to work on their plan of action and determine the next steps they need to take for their business to grow.

Under the program, youth can freely access the following:

  • Two multi-day entrepreneurial “boot camp” training sessions
  • Connections to the right resources
  • A monthly training event or seminar to develop  skills and knowledge about entrepreneurship
  • Ability to get matched with a mentor
  • Chance to meet and network with other entrepreneurs

Seminars are provided to students belonging to the Kick-Starting Entrepreneurship Program to help develop their skills and knowledge about entrepreneurship. Topics for such events include everything from professional networking, entrepreneurship readiness and improving your pitch to personality dimensions, personal branding and business analytics.

This story was provided by Brock University.