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FOOD VENTURE PROGRAM



 

  

Starter Company Plus is a training and mentorship program for businesses less than 3 year in age. This program offers opportunities for training in Business Planning, Marketing, and Financials. There is also an ongoing mentorship opportunity for businesses that are approved into the program.

 

Applicants must be over 18, and be looking to take their business full-time or expanding. There are funding opportunities of up to $5,000!

 

Participants Required Dates and Deadlines  (this outlines the dates required should you be selected to join the program) 

 

Application Form (to be filled out and submitted by the due date) 

 

Eligibility Criteria


Frequently Asked Questions (to help clarify some concerns about the program)


Ineligible Grant Expenditures (should you receive funding, what you can and cannot spend the monies on)

 

Starter Company Plus Food Venture Program

 

Make it Happen!

Explore your food business idea from many angles, and arrive at a plan to get your food business idea off the ground.

 

Important Dates!

Application Deadline Feb 18th, 2020

Participants Notified for approval Feb 25th, 2020  (limited seats available)

Food Venture Program Start date March 3, 2020

 

During this 12 week program, you will get learn about:

 

  • Market Feasibility of your idea
  • Competitive Analysis, Constraints and Channels
  • Financial Feasibility
  • Food Products Sales Processes
  • Food Processing Equipment & Usage
  • Guidelines for Food Packaging   
  • Business Plan Development
  • Sanitation Training
  • Recipe Development
  • Mentoring
  • Business Plan Coaching
  • Mentoring

 

All training sessions are held on Tuesdays 9:00 am to 12:30 pm (see calendar)

 

By attending this boot camp, you will have the information you need to make a go-no-go decision about your food business idea, and a network of experts and entrepreneurs to accompany you along the way.

Bonus!  With successful completion of the program, we will support your application to the Ontario Government Starter Company Grant for $5,000 to start or expand your food processing, manufacturing or catering business.

 

Criteria to Pitch for up to $5,000

  • Participants must attend all training sessions
  • Participants must attend all mentoring sessions
  • Participants must complete all training and mentoring, submit a business plan and pitch deck to qualify to pitch for a Grant up to $5,000

 

Successful applicant will be notified by February 25th,  see the calendar for session dates.

 
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