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Retail on Campus

Are you looking to validate or promote your product-based business on campus? Are you interested in having Western University as one of your first retail partners? We have various opportunities for our students and alumni entrepreneurs to validate and grow their business across campus. Explore them below.


Baker Selling Colourful Macarons To Customer At Vendor Stand

Some of our retail opportunities are suspended due to continued COVID-19 restrictions and concerns for health and safety.
Thank you all for your support and understanding.

The Book Store at Western Floor photo featuring Western golf shirts and sweatshirts

Western Retail Services Wholesale Partnership 

We have a formal partnership with Western Retail Services (WRS) to further assist our startups interested in product wholesale. The WRS manages a number of retail locations on campus including The Book Store at Western and the Campus Computer Store. Pre-vetted businesses may have the opportunity of meeting with the WRS purchasing managers and pitching their products for wholesale. 

This is a year-round opportunity. You must be actively working with one of our Business Advisors to receive a referral into WRS.

Female student entrepreneur pitching her nutritional company to a student at Startup Showcase

Startup Showcase 

Each year during Global Entrepreneurship Week, we host the Startup Showcase to encourage connections between innovative Western-founded companies and Western students. This tradeshow-style event allows students to connect with Western entrepreneurs and gain crucial insights into entrepreneurship; while also providing companies with brand awareness and lead generation.

Should you wish to join this opportunity, please complete our application below by October 1, 2021. Please note: Due to continued COVID-19 restrictions this event may be postponed or offered in a virtual format. Thank you all for your support and understanding.

Western's Virtual Winter Market Banner featuring a western purple winter scape with evergreens and deer

Western's Virtual Winter Market!

Our virtual winter market will connect your business to thousands of Western students and alumni and encourage them to ‘shop purple’ over the holiday season. Build your brand's awareness, generate new leads and foster meaningful connections with our Western community. Our virtual market runs all of December.

Should you wish to join this opportunity, please complete our application below by November 25, 2021.

Additional Retail Opportunities Across Campus

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UCC Booths

For Promotions

Housed in the University Community Centre, your product or service will be seen by thousands of students each day. 

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Farmers’ Market

For Vendors

June to November, Hospitality Services host a Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays outside in front of the Weldon Library.

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Sporting Event Booth

For Vendors & Promotions

Western Mustangs offers a variety of opportunities for businesses to host promotional booths during sporting events. 

Get in Touch!

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