Programs and Events – Regional Business Programs and Events – Regional Business

Programs and Events


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 OPEN.


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.


With the support of our collaboration network, we host seminars covering numerous topics that will help aspiring and established small-business owners develop their entrepreneurial toolbox. Follow us on social media to not miss any updates!