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Starter Company Plus

Starter Company is a great opportunity for enterprising people who are not enrolled full time in school. The program provides advice and mentorship to help get your business up and running; start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business; as well as experience of running a successful business that may help you obtain more traditional financing such as bank loan if you so require in the future.

 

Summer Company

Summer Company offers up to a $3000 grant and provides valuable training, mentoring, and coaching. To qualify for the program, you must be between the ages of 15-29 and attending school next year. 

 

Social Enterprise

Our social enterprise program is perfect for you if you want to make a difference but don't know where to start or have an idea and need support to make it happen. We are here to support the development of social enterprises, connect traditional enterprises with social enterprise services, and help traditional enterprises transition into social enterprises. 

 

Digital Main Street

Your squad of digital experts awaits. Jump over your hurdles of frustration and learn the latest, most powerful ways to reach your customers. Our hands-on experts will give your business the digital makeover of your dreams.

 

Access to Professionals

Through this unique referral program, entrepreneurs receive business solutions and advisory services pertaining to their business during a 40 minute one-to-one consultation with experts including: lawyers, accounts and marketing professionals!

 

SBConnect

Take advantage of the great savings and added bonuses that come with your membership such as networking events, marketing opportunities, discount on seminars & events and mentorship opportunities.

 

Low-Interest Business and Event Loans

The Rise Individual Lending Program provides access to low interest business loans to launch or grow your small business. Eligible individuals must be unable to access traditional bank financing for their small business, and must self-identify as having experienced mental health and or addiction challenges.

 
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KITCHENER
Kitchener City Hall
200 King St W, P.O. Box 1118
Kitchener, Ontario N2G 4G7
T: 519.741.2604   F: 519.745.1522
CAMBRIDGE
The Gaslight District
96 Grand Ave S, Suite 103
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 5W8
T: 519.740.4615   F: 519.623.0441

WATERLOO
Waterloo City Hall
100 Regina St S, Suite 170
Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4A8
T: 519.747.6265   F: 519.747.6266