Want to Launch or Accelerate your Business? Then Starter Company PLUS may be for YOU!

Register for Fall 2020 Program Announcements

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. APPLICATIONS & INFO will be available by mid-summer for the fall cohort. 

Selection Process:

  • Register for an online 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 or webinar 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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