Student Entrepreneurs – Start Your Business with the Summer Company Program!

Summer CompanyAre you a student aged 15-29 and returning to school this fall? Register for Summer Company 2017 offered through the Halton Region Small Business Centre. The deadline for applications is May 6 and there are still a few spots available.

Summer Company is an excellent program that provides students with real world experience starting and running their own summer business.  Along with an opportunity to obtain up to $3,000 grant money, students benefit from the guidance of our experienced business consultants along with volunteer mentors from the community.  In the past, students have told us that the regular mentor meetings were their favourite part of the program because it gave them the opportunity to connect with fellow participants and receive valuable advice from the mentors.

Many of our past participants have been able to continue to run their businesses after graduation and even throughout the school year to supplement their income.

Meet Corey Hudson who participated in the Summer Company Program in 2014.  Through Summer Company, Corey started Ambient Auto Canada and went on to win $20,000 in the 2015 Pythons’ Pit pitch competition.

Watch this video to find out how the Summer Company program helped this enterprising student start his business:

Corey Hudson

 

Summer Company is funded by the Province of Ontario. If you would like to learn more about this program, check eligibility requirements or apply online, visit ontario.ca/summercompany.

For more information about Halton Region’s Small Business Centre resources, services, business events and seminars, contact us by dialing 311 or 1-866-442-5866, visiting us online at haltonsmallbusiness.ca, emailing at smallbusiness@halton.ca or visiting us at 1151 Bronte Road, Oakville. You can also follow us on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

 

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