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Starter Company Plus Entrepreneurs Getting Down to Business

The past few weeks have been busy ones for the participants in the third intake in the Starter Company Plus program. The fifteen applicants have been working on their business plans, determining their goals, and taking part in workshops that challenge and educate on important topics.

There are a diverse group of applicants into the program with businesses ranging from health and wellness to artisans, to professional service providers to manufacturers. Here is who is taking part in the program this session:

Louise Campbell (City of Peterborough)

This startup business manufactures dry wicking technical undergarments for athletes and highly active outdoor enthusiasts.

Jennifer Wight (City of Peterborough) Emily Mae’s Cookies & Sweets

Jennifer makes scrumptious sugar cookies decorated and personalized to your liking. A delicious gift, wedding favour, or an everyday indulgence.

Dave Ross (City of Peterborough) Branded Heron Leatherworks

Looking for a unique leather product (including purses, belts, vests and chaps)? Branded Heron Leatherworks has handcrafted and designed goods to suit your needs.

Samantha Moss (City of Peterborough) Mossworks Photography

Samantha is all about capturing moments. She is a Lifestyle photographer focusing on special events, weddings, and elopements.

Shelby Phillpot (City of Peterborough) Hummingbird Wellness

Hummingbird Wellness offers holistic healthcare focusing on personalized health and nutrition programs.

Gordon Kirkham (Selwyn Township) Kanda Lightweight Canoes

Manufacturing of lightweight canoes for recreational use. Perfect for portaging, camping and enjoy on the lake or river.

Mike Rodin (City of Peterborough) CaptureCo. 3D

Providing premium quality, professional real estate photography, virtual tours, 3D scans, floor schematics and more. Their virtual walk through is the next generation of property showcasing and will help you and your listing stand out from the crowd.

Nicole Styles (Township of Cavan-Monaghan) Adventure Club

Weekly curated activities for children in Peterborough & the Kawarthas. Giving children the opportunity to experience exciting and enriching activities that encourage physical activity, incorporate critical and creative thinking, strengthen independence. and promote personal ingenuity.

Annie Scherz (City of Peterborough) reVerra Glass

Locally-made custom jewellery pieces made from recycled glass.

Jill Konarzycki (City of Peterborough)

An accredited Canadian counsellor providing emotional and mental health support.

Hassan Moussaid (City of Peterborough) Argania Natural Health Clinic

Clinic located in downtown Peterborough offering a holistic approach to health with services including: pain management, weight management, professional and natural skin treatment, clinical nutrition consultation and homeopathy

Dylan Reinhart and Connor Reinhart (City of Peterborough) The Boardwalk Boardgame Lounge

Peterborough’s place to play! Bringing together board game enthusiasts at various shops and pop-ups throughout Peterborough.

Adam Martignetti (City of Peterborough)

Quality multimedia production for individuals and businesses. Services include photography, videography and audio production for seminars, theatre productions, weddings and special events

Jennifer Avis and Stephanie Hayes (City of Peterborough) Hello, Baby!

A full-circle doula service supporting growing families with education and care through fertility, pregnancy, birth, and life with a baby.

Alex Anchor (City of Peterborough) Anchor & Co.

Get crafty with this business! Anchor & Co. is your source for DIY sign-making workshops that allow you to get together with friends while getting creative.


In the coming weeks, these entrepreneurs will be finalizing their business plans, fine-tuning their business pitches, and pitching their business ideas to a panel of judges to receive one of seven grants to grow their businesses.

Who will be our seven grant recipients this time around? Find out at the Starter Company Plus Celebration & Showcase on December 6th at the Market Hall.