Are you an entrepreneur that is starting or growing your business? This program offers training and mentoring as well as the chance to earn a grant of up to $5000!

The Starter Company Plus program provides an opportunity for eligible participants to get training, advice and mentoring to help them build a business. The program also provides an opportunity to apply for a grant to help start or grow a business.

What are the benefits?

Starter Company provides:

  • a grant ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 depending on the stream
  • one-on-one guidance from an Enterprise Toronto small business advisor
  • mentoring with successful local entrepreneurs
  • a tailored training program to fit the needs of program participants

Who can participate?

You can apply if you’re:

  • A fit to the eligible sector or demographic stream
  • 18 years of age or older at the time of application
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • A Toronto resident or operating your business in Toronto
  • Not working full-time
  • Not in a full-time education program or returning to school
  • Not enrolled in other Provincial employment or self-employment related programs that include or do not include financial assistance

What’s involved?

To successfully complete the program, applicants must:

  • attend an interview to discuss the business idea or expansion opportunity
  • agree to participate in training and mentoring modules over a six-month period
  • create and follow a business plan
  • attend regular meetings with mentors and an Enterprise Toronto small business advisor

Learn about the program now!