Applications are now CLOSED

Next session begins in early 2023


The Starter Company Plus (SCP) Program is for business owners operating between 1 to 3 years (market ready and ready to sell), ready to expand (hiring employees, contractors, or getting a location), or buying a business in Waterloo Region.


The SCP Program:

  • The program provides training covering Business Concept, Research, Marketing, Sales, Financial, Operations, and Presentation Skills
  • On completion of the Training, Mentoring, and a Business Plan, you’ll have the chance to pitch for $2,500 to $5,000 in grant funding to kick off or expand your current business.

This program is funded by the Provincial Government.


Selection Process:

  • If eligible, you will complete the application below.

  • Submit your application by the deadline: the deadline has passed

This is a competitive process, space and awards are limited.


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