LaunchPad Lab


LaunchPad Lab is for MRU's makers, creators, builders, and entrepreneurs. If you have a well-thought-out idea or small business you'd like to develop, Launchpad Lab is the place! 

This 8-week entrepreneurial incubator is meant for students who want to create a business, but aren't quite sure where to start. With the help of our 3 expert mentors and interactive exercises, you'll take your idea/business to the next level. Validate your idea, learn about branding, and much, much more. You’ll join 9 other driven students/teams pursuing their ideas and businesses and join a tight community of innovators and entrepreneurs. You’ll come out of LaunchPad Lab with a game plan for your business/idea, new friends and networks, and skills that will serve you for your whole career. Each of the 10 students or teams chosen will get $1000 to put towards their business. This is the chance you've been waiting for.

Applications for the winter edition of LaunchPad Lab have closed and sessions will begin shortly. Applications for the fall '22 Lab will open in September.


Applications are closed. Please join waitlist if you would like to be notified when applications reopen.




Who should apply?


This incubator is best for students who are early in their entrepreneurial journey. You might have an idea you've thought a lot about but aren't sure what comes next. Maybe you're already selling what you've made but aren't sure how to take it to the next level. LaunchPad Lab is industry agnostic, so everything from new technologies to lifestyle brands are welcome. To help break down barriers to participation, we're offering each of the 10 students/teams selected this semester $1000 in funding to put towards their idea/business.


Applicant Criteria:

  • You can be in any year of study.
  • Open to all degree programs except Open Studies and Continuing Education.
  • You’ll need either an idea for a business you are committed to pursuing or an existing business you’ve begun to work on. (Don’t worry about being too early, the Institute has supports for all stages of businesses and ideas!)
  • If you have multiple team members or business partners, only MRU students may participate or receive the funding. Please submit just one application per business team.



Your Coaches


Your LaunchPad Lab coaches will help you reach your own specific business goals. With years of experience in a variety of industries, you and your business will be in good hands. Your 1:1 meetings will always remain confidential, so your idea is safe with us. The University or Institute will also never ask for equity in your company. Our only goal is to see you thrive. Here are your 21/22 Coaches: 




If you have any questions, are unsure if you should apply, or want your application reviewed prior to submission, please email our Entrepreneur Development Officer, Sam Begelfor at