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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


The Laurier Startup Fund benefits from the vast and diverse expertise of five seasoned investors led by a faculty supervisor and supported by an alumni investment officer.

Investment Committee

Aaron Bast

Aaron Bast

Associate Director, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund

Honourable Mentions

Our team has vast operational and investment experience.

  • One international best-selling book, The Idea Guide.
  • 1,700 citations in Google Scholar.
  • Five companies founded.

David Ceolin

David Ceolin

Founding Partner, Innovation Grade Ventures

Jacqui Murphy

Jacqui Murphy

Vice-President of Marketing, Auvik Networks Inc.

Mike Stork

Mike Stork

Angel Investor

Alumni Investment Officer

Danielle Graham

Danielle Graham

Program Manager, Ontario Centres of Excellence

Faculty Supervisor

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University

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