Today Peterborough Economic Development announced the creation of 15 new Peterborough Youth Businesses. We celebrated our 13th year administrating the Summer Company Program by hosting a media day for the young entrepreneurs at the Silver Bean Cafe.
Summer Company is a youth program offered by the Ontario government which provides students aged 15 to 29 with the opportunity to open and operate their own summer business. Participants are provided with funding, business training, and mentorship.
Over the past 13 years, Peterborough Economic Development has assisted over 130 young entrepreneurs with their businesses. In total, the 2014 Summer Company Program has launched 940 businesses across Ontario.
2014 Peterborough Summer Company Program Participants:
|Faith Begbie||Faith & Hope Promotions||Event planning & promotion|
|Ryan Gerrard||VHS for Life||Media format conversion services|
|Ben Hanke||Kawartha Web Design||Web design for trades people|
|Alex Kaczmarek||Alex’s Hot Dog Stand||Hot dog & sausage stand|
|Christina Kylie||Stellar Pixels Studio||Web design for small businesses|
|Rebecca Love||Need a Nerd||Tech training & support for seniors|
|Iain MacKenzie||Aerial Visuals Photography||Aerial photography|
|Josh McLaren||4Leaf Forge Blacksmithing||Ironwork products & lessons|
|Cameron Ogden||Undergrad Property Maintenance||Exterior property maintenance|
|Bryce Porter||S.O.S. Tech Support||Software-based tech support & lessons|
|Brandon Root||Unsound Electronics Workshop||Music equipment repair & modification|
|Vivian Sim||Peterborough Student Driveway Sealing||Driveway sealing|
|Greg Smith||Clear Lake Lawns||Landscaping and lawn care|
|Patrick Stephen||Stephen Digital – Photography – Films||Photography & videography|
|Alex Watson||Student Grocery Delivery||Grocery delivery services|
Want to be the next Summer Company?
If you are a student between the ages of 15 and 29 returning to high school, college or university, contact Thivjan Tharma, Starter Company Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about the Summer Company Program.