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STARTER COMPANY PLUS


Want to Launch or Accelerate your Business? 

 

Then Starter Company PLUS may be for YOU!

 

Starter Company PLUS is a great opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and existing business owners who want to start, expand or buy a mainstream business in their community, and are not in school or working full time.

 

The program has 6 half day training days covering Business Concept, Research, Marketing, Sales, Financial, Operations, and Presentation Skills. The program is available from April 1, 2017 - December 15, 2018.  There will be a number of training groups cohorts throughout the year(s).

 

*NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!* Click here to attend an upcoming information session.

 

Selection Process:

  • Attend an Information Session 
  • If eligible, you will be instructed to complete an application.
  • Submit your completed program application by the given due date.
  • Attend an interview with a Waterloo Region Small Business Advisor who will evaluate your eligibility and readiness.

The program provides:

  • In class training and independent study, along with a community of entrepreneurs and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running.
  • The chance to receive up to $5,000 in seed funding to kick off a new business or expand your current business.
  • The experience of running a successful business that may help you obtain more traditional financing such as a bank loan if you so require in the future.

This is a competitive process, space is limited.

This program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth and the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science.

 

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