$3000 Startup Grant for Students

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By Tom Davies


Are you an Ontario student with a business idea? The Summer Company program supports eligible young student entrepreneurs, aged 15 to 29, looking to launch and operate a small business during the summer.

The Summer Company program provides:

  • Business fundamentals training
  • Group and one-to-one mentorship sessions with a trained business professional
  • An opportunity for a grant of up to $3,000 to help launch your small business

Funding Available

The program offers grants of up to $3,000:

  • A first payment of up to $1,500 for start-up costs
  • A second payment of up to $1,500 once the student successfully completes the program

Eligibility Requirements

The Summer Company grant and training program is available to students that have a desire to be entrepreneurs during the summer. To apply, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Be 15 to 29 years old
  • Returning to school, university, college, trade school or an eligible academic institution in the fall
  • Starting a new business (i.e. not growing an existing business)
  • Planning to operate this new business on Ontario
  • Available to work full-time on developing and launching this new business (i.e. no part-time work or school exceeding 12 hours per week during the summer)
  • Not been a recipient of the Summer Company program in the past

Apply to the Summer Company Program Now!