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Starter Company Plus

Do you have a business idea you want to make a reality? Start or grow a business with the support and training that will set you up for success.

Program Offering

Starter Company Plus is a program offered through the Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre with funding from the Government of Ontario. This program is designed to provide business training for entrepreneurs (from aspiring to experienced), aged 18 and over in the City and County of Peterborough who are launching a business or expanding an existing business (that has been operating for five years or less).

Who Should Apply

Anyone aged 18 and over, who is out of school and interested in pursuing a career in entrepreneurship
Anyone interested in starting a new business or expanding an existing business that has been operating for five years or less

Residents of the City & County of Peterborough will receive support services through Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre. The Starter Company Plus program is offered throughout the Province of Ontario. If you live outside of Peterborough & the Kawarthas, please see the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs for information on an office that can support you.

For full eligibility criteria, please see the Eligibility Requirements for Starter Company Plus.

How To Apply

The next intake for Starter Company Plus will open January 1st, 2020. Applications will close on January 20th at 4:00pm.

Meet the 2019 Grant Winners Here

Mandatory Workshop Dates 2020

All successful Starter Company Plus program participants must be able to attend all of the following workshops:

February 3rd: 10am – 4pm
February 10th: 10am – 4pm
February 18th: 10am – 4pm
February 24th: 10am – 4pm
March 2nd: 10am – 4pm

Final business plan must be submitted by March 9th at 4:00pm.
In-person business pitch presentation is March 16th.

Our services are free and confidential.

Madeleine Hurrell

Madeleine Hurrell

Entrepreneurship Officer
Business Advisory Centre

705-743-0777 x 2136
Cell: 705-875-5724

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