ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

In the case of individual entries, participants will need to have been registered students in any one of the undergraduate or graduate programs of studies under the responsibility of the Faculty of Engineering during at least one semester of the preceding academic year (i.e. Winter 2018 or Fall 2018 in the case of the March 2019 cohort).

In the case of team entries, a majority of the participants will need to have been registered students in any of the undergraduate or graduate programs of studies under the responsibility of the Faculty of Engineering during at least one semester of the preceding academic year (i.e. Winter 2018 or Fall 2018 in the case of the March 2019 cohort).

A student or recent graduate may be an owner or part-owner of more than one startup that receives a Maker Launch grant, but not simultaneously.

To be considered for this program, startups are required to be incorporated and must demonstrate that they have a paying customer or at least a soon to be paying customers through agreed trials, pre-orders, contracts, etc.

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Deadline to apply:  Febuary 17th, 2019

Please note that the online application takes approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.
You can provide links to shared files or documents for more supporting documents.
Here is a list information you should have before starting the application:

  • Information about the team members (names, positions, team dynamic)
  • Information about the business: website, social media handles, location, etc.
  • 2 min video pitch
  • Answers to essentials question about your business model:
  • Problem
  • Market
  • Solution
  • Revenue model
  • Information about customer segments
  • Information about traction
  • Financial analysis
  • Proof for client or letters of intent
  • Any related important documents: Legal (IP or NDA) or proof of investment and funds if applicable
  • Contact info

Answers to essentials question about your business model:

  • Problem
  • Market
  • Solution
  • Revenue model

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MakerLaunch

MakerLaunch provides University of Ottawa students and recent alumni entrepreneurs with the support necessary to fast track commercialization of technologies and launch new tech startups. Our program is designed to propel startups to success by surrounding them with the team, facilities and tools needed to launch and scale.

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Contact Us

Kyle Bournes
Alumni Relations Officer

Email: kbournes@uOttawa.ca
Tel.: 613-562-5800 ext : 2545

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