Starter Company program is a key part of the Ontario’s comprehensive Youth Job Strategy, which aims to invest $295 million over two years to help young people find jobs and start their own businesses while helping employers find skilled workers. Starter Company will provide mentoring, training and capital up to $5000 for youth to start, grow or buy a small business.
Eligible candidates are those Ontario residents between 18-29 years of age, not attending school full time, and looking to start a full-time business. The program is 6-8 months in length, with ongoing mentoring and training. Starter Company will be delivered by the Small Business Enterprise Centres (SBECs), part of Ontario’s Network of Entrepreneur’s (ONE).
Individuals interested in the program are encouraged to come to an orientation to learn more and clarify eligibility requirements.