Conestoga Gig Lab.

Canada's first and only business incubator for freelancers.

We help talented people monetize professional skills.

Freelancing is a business. Using proven methodologies for large-scale ventures, the Gig Lab has developed a start-up roadmap specifically tailored to address the business model nuances and needs of a freelance business entrepreneur.

The program is designed to equip new and early-stage freelancers with the skills, mindsets, and tools to monetize professional skills.

How it works.


1:1 coaching

Every freelance entrepreneur gets a dedicated Gig Coach, an experienced freelancer who provides structure, support, and guidance every week.


15-week roadmap

The proven Gig Lab roadmap takes you from start to finish in 15 weeks and is customized for each entrepreneur to get the best possible results.

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Real-world results

Not only will you work on building your business, but you will also start your Freelancing journey.

With Gig Coaches at your side, you will step into the wild to secure real business.

What you need to know.


Who is eligible?

Full-time and part-time Conestoga students in any year, in any program.

Recent graduates of Conestoga.

All Conestoga Alumni.

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How do I apply?

The Gig Marketplace accepts applications in three different windows each year in line with the college semesters.

To apply click here to be directed to the intake form and start your journey!

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We are open to anyone!

The Gig Lab is open to eligible applicants who plan to offer a service as a sole proprietor or have just begun to do so.

Services can range from UI design to computer programming, graphic design, video editing, tutoring, digital marketing, and more.

Gig work for companies like Uber, Skip the Dishes and DoorDash does not qualify for this program.

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