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Summer Incubator Program


 Meet the 2020 Student Companies


The Summer Incubator is a 4-month work integrated learning program that provides student entrepreneurs with everything they need to launch and grow a startup!

This program offers post-secondary students a unique opportunity to spend their summer receiving valuable support including access to Advisors and formal programming throughout the summer (May-August). At the end of the program, students will demonstrate what they have learned and how it’s changed their business, traction they’ve achieved, and what their next steps will be.

Course Schedule

Orientation & Startup Primer: Monday, May 11 from 9AM-2PM

Discover #1: Thursday, May 14  from 9AM-12PM

Discover #2: Tuesday, May 19  from 9AM-12PM

Discover #3: Monday, May 25 from 9AM-12PM

Discover #4: Monday, May 28 from 9AM-12PM

Sales: Monday, June 1 from 9AM-12PM

Inventures: June 3-5

Pitch Workshop: Monday, June 8 from 9AM-12PM

Pitch Coaching: Thursday, June 11 & Friday, June 12

Pitch Practice: Wednesday, June 17 from 9AM-12PM

Innovation Rodeo: July 6 - 10

July & August: Weekly Advisor Meetings

Eligibility & Commitment

Post-secondary students who have an idea for a startup or are currently pursuing a startup venture (note: research projects are not supported).


Students applying must commit to working on their startup full time and participate in all program workshops and events online.


Application Deadline: March 31, 2020


Two students per team (Founder/Cofounder)



Each student may be eligible for a scholarship* of $1,500/month for four months (May-August).


*Note this scholarship is not tax-exempt.


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Startups that are a fit, able to commit to the workload/schedule, and willing to be coached through the program will be accepted.

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Massively Valuable

“As an engineer the learning process gained from this program was massively valuable. Everyone in a technical field should seriously consider taking the time to learn and develop these skills.”

– Shane Fast, Athennian

Amazing Support

“Summer Incubator Program was an amazing support for helping us really discover our market/customers and validating our business.”

– Celina Pablo, Air Receipt