On the lookout for Young Entrepreneurs

Are you a student with a creative business idea? Applications are being accepted for the young entrepreneur program – Summer Company. The program provides funding, training, and mentoring to assist high school and post-secondary students in starting a seasonal business.

The program is open to youth aged 15 to 29 who are returning to school in the fall. Approved participants are provided a grant of up to $3,000 to start and operate a summer business. Full program eligibility and guidelines can be found on the Government of Ontario’s website at ontario.ca/summercompany. The application deadline is May 17, 2024.

Over the last 5 years, over 45 businesses in the Algoma region were started through Summer Company. Funded by the Province of Ontario, the program is administered by the Economic Development division of the City of Sault Ste. Marie. For more information and to apply for the program, visit the Millworks website or contact Jessica Maione at [email protected].

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