2023 Summer Company Program applications open until May 31

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Summer CompanyKawartha Lakes – Kawartha Lakes is now accepting applications for the 2023 Summer Company program.

This program offers an opportunity for students to start and manage their own businesses. Successful applicants will receive a grant of up to $3,000, as well as invaluable training and mentorship from local business leaders.

Small businesses are very important to our regional economy and the Summer Company program supports students in becoming their own bosses, helping them get their business ideas off the ground while offering guidance and advice along the way. “We’ve seen a number of impressive start-ups through the program over the years and many students have gone on to become full-time entrepreneurs,” said Sandy Greenberg, Economic Development Officer for Small Business Programs.

Applications will be accepted through the Government of Ontario’s application portal until May 31, 2023.

Anyone with questions about the business plan or application process can contact Sandy Greenberg at the Kawartha Lakes Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center by emailing [email protected] or by calling 519-371-3232.

Summer Company Eligibility Program

To be eligible, students must be:

  • between 15 to 29 years of age
  • returning to school in the fall
  • not already running a business
  • not working at another job
  • not going to school for more than 12 hours a week during the program

Program space is limited. Applicants may be asked to participate in an interview as part of the application process.

Full details can be found on the Kawartha Lakes Summer Company Program webpage.

The Summer Company program is funded by the Province of Ontario and delivered by the Kawartha Lakes Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre. Students keep all profits made through their business.

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