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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 2021 Winter Intake are now closed. The next intake will open on May 17, 2021.

Meet the 2021 Winter Intake Winners Here

Mandatory Workshop Dates 2021

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.

Monday January 25th, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Monday February 1st, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Monday February 8th, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesday February 16th, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Monday February 22nd, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Business Plans submitted: Monday March 1st by 4:00 pm

Video Pitch submitted: Friday March 5th by 4:00 pm

Our services are free and confidential.

Hillary Manion

Hillary Manion

Interim Entrepreneurship Officer:
Business Advisory Centre
Cell: 705-875-5724

As the interim Entrepreneurship Officer that oversees the Starter Company Plus program, Hillary leads the development of services for entrepreneurs through the Business Advisory Centre (BAC) program to guide small business talent and investments in the Peterborough region.

This infographic has been updated as of March 2021.

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