Starter Company – Young Adults

If you are between 18-29 years old, you can get up to $5,000 and professional mentoring to start and expand a business in Ontario.

How it works

Through a program called Starter Company, you can get:

  • one-on-one guidance from a Small Business Enterprise Centre consultant
  • mentoring with a local successful entrepreneur
  • access to business workshops on topics from writing a business plan and budgeting, to executing a marketing campaign
  • funding of up to $5,000
  • experience running a business that will better position you to obtain more traditional financing, such as a bank loan

Who is eligible?

You can apply if you’re:

  • an Ontario resident aged 18 to 29
  • not attending school full time

To qualify for funding of up to $5,000, you need to be able to contribute at least 25% (in cash or in kind) of the grant amount.

Application Process

You can apply at any time.

Do you want the opportunity to receive a micro-grant to help you launch your business idea? Getting started is easy as 1-2-3!

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Get started today!

For information on the next free orientation session contact us by dialing 311, 1-866-442-5866, online at, by email at or visit us at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville. You can also follow us on Twitter .




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