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What is Blueprint?
Blueprint is an exciting program designed to give undergraduate, graduate students and alumni a chance to develop and grow their ideas and businesses. Blueprint is a program run through Career Services, in collaboration with several departments at Brock University, and partners throughout the Niagara community. Much more than a business competition, Blueprint is designed to create a unique opportunity for students by providing them with business advice, mentorship, and funding.
How Does Blueprint Work?
Students and alumni with a budding business or even just a creative business idea should submit an application and proposal to the Blueprint Program. After the application deadline has closed, all applications will be considered by a selection committee, who will select the top business ideas to move on to the next stage of the program, which includes a pitch presentation to a panel of business experts.
General 'business start- up" seminars will be offered to all applicants, and the selected top 10-15 applicants will be provided specific training to prepare them for the presentation of their idea to the "Blueprint Advisory Panel." These top 10-15 applicants will be cut down to a final group of applicants who will be eligible to present at the pitch competition. The Blueprint Advisory Panel is comprised of experienced community entrepreneurs and business development experts.
Who Can Apply?
Blueprint is designed for undergraduate students, graduate students and recent alumni. Students applying can come from any faculty and area of study at Brock University, and recent graduates (no more than 2 years since graduation). If a team of individuals wishes to submit an application, at least 50% of the team members must be Brock University students, or recent graduates.
How to Apply
To submit business ideas and to take advantage of the great opportunities offered through the program, students can simply visit https://www.brocku.ca/career-services/students-alumni/blueprint/blueprin... and follow the application instructions. The deadline for submissions has now come to an end. Submissions for the 2014-2015 will open September 2014.