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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

Applications for the fall intake of the Starter Company Plus program are now open. Fill out the application form here.

The deadline to submit an application for the Starter Company Plus program is September 25th, 2020 by 4:00 pm.

Meet the January Intake Here

Mandatory Workshop Dates 2020

All successful Starter Company Plus program participants must be able to attend all of the following workshops. Workshops, guest presentations, seminars, and program consultations will be taking place virtually via Zoom for the Starter Company Plus Program.

A program syllabus will be emailed to successful applicants ahead of the program beginning with weekly details.

Tuesday October 13th, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Monday October 19th, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Monday October 26th, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Monday November 2nd, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Monday November 6th, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Business Plans submitted: Monday November 16th by 4:00 pm

Video Pitch submitted: Friday November 20th by 4:00 pm

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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