2018 UOIT Brilliant Summer Incubator

Application deadline extended:  Tuesday,  April 3rd, 2018, Noon

This program is open to all UOIT students (undergraduate and graduate) and recent UOIT alumni

Students and Student Teams:  Develop your innovative technology ideas into a real venture at UOIT Brilliant Entrepreneurship's Summer Incubator ( April 23rd - August 31st).

Benefit from the expertise of private sector Advisors,  Brilliant's Executive in Residence and Brilliant Staff.  Participants will have access to workspace on-campus providing the opportunity to meet other start-ups and learn  share with like-minded peers. This fast-paced environment will link you to the dynamic and growing entrepreneurial support network in the region and the GTA, and introduce you to the tools, resources and funding opportunities you need to help turn your dreams into reality.   

Whether you already have a company or are just developing your idea, the Brilliant Summer Incubator can take you to the next level.


The application process

The application process for the Brilliant Incubator consists of two steps: submitting an application online and then an interview with a  selection committee.

To be eligible, applicants/teams must:

  • Be focused on solving real world problems and seeking out unmet opportunities  
  • Use innovative technologies (software or hardware) in their idea/company
  • Have at least one founder who is a current student (undergraduate or graduate) or recent alumni of UOIT
  • Have the entrepreneurial drive to learn and consistently develop/redevelop their idea

To apply to the Brilliant Incubator, there are 2 steps:

Step 1: Application

Interested students please fill out the online application form.

Students will have until 12 Noon on Friday March 30th to submit their application.

Step 2: Interview with Selection Committee

Selected candidates will be required to interview with a selection committee

+ Is this Incubator for me?

If you have a business idea, then yes it is! Whether you're an existing entrepreneur or new to the world of startups - the Brilliant Incubator will help develop your business further.

+ Do I need a business background/be an FBIT student?

No. Participants do not have to be FBIT students or have any prior business knowledge.

+ Do I need to pay?

No, there is no cost to participate.

+ What is my commitment level?

Students are expected to participate fully in any Incubator programming and to interact regularly with their mentors and the Incubator coordinator for continuing assessment. Although we realize summer is a busy time for students, those students that are consistantly present within the Incubator tend to yield a better experience.

+ Who can participate?

This event is open to all students (undergraduate and graduate) as well as recently graduated UOIT alumni (within 2 years).

+ Do I need a team?

Although you can apply with a team, you do not need to have one.

+ Do I have to pitch an idea to get in?

Yes, all successfully vetted applicants must pitch their idea during the competition for their chance to get into the Incubator.

+ What kind of ideas does the Incubator accept?

Ideas must be innovative and technology-oriented, although different business models are eligible (non-profit, social, etc).

+ What can I do to prep?

Have a question(s) not covered above? 


Jeffrey Peng, Student Liaison Officer                                              Karen Zavitz, Manager

e-mail jeffrey.peng@uoit.ca                                                              email:   karen.zavitz@uoit.ca

tel: 905-721-8668 ext. 6522                                                                tel: 905-721-8668 ext. 2380


Brilliant Entrepreneurship at UOIT is supported in part by FastStart and Incubate Innovate Network of Canada (I-INC). FastStart is a member of the Ontario Network of Excellence and is funded in part by the Ontario Centres of Excellence. I-INC is supported in part by the National Research Council Canada.