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Students between the ages of 15 to 29 and who are returning to school in September have the opportunity to receive a grant of up to $3000 to develop and run their very own business this summer. Successful applicants of the Summer Company Program will be paired with a Regional Business Centre mentor and receive one-on-one business training, support, and advice.
Applications for the 2022 intake are now closed.
Starter Company Plus is an Ontario Government program facilitated by the Regional Business Centre to provide entrepreneurs with the resources and knowledge they need to start, purchase or grow their own business. The program provides: training and business skills development to further coach participants in running their own business; advice and mentorship from local business leaders; assistance in writing a comprehensive business plan to better position participants in obtaining financing; and an opportunity for a $5,000 grant to kick off a new or expanding business.
Starter Company Plus is an annual 6-month program. Applications for our 2022 intake are now closed.
Located at 43 Elm St., the IQ is an incubator space designed to accelerate the growth and success of new companies through an array of programs, business supports, resources, and services such as physical space, coaching, mentorship, training, shared business services and professional network connections.