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Summer Company Program

Summer Company Program

Show us what you’ve got.

Calling all student entrepreneurs! Join our Summer Company program funded by the Government of Ontario and get the mentoring and resources you need to launch and grow your small business. You will also be eligible for a grant of up to $3,000 towards your business!

Applications are now open for 2024. The deadline to apply is May 17, 2024.

  • Between 15-29 years of age
  • Returning to school in the fall of 2024
  • Not operating an existing business or employed full-time over the course of the summer (see Summer Company program link for more details)

The Application Process

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Review the information about the Summer Company program. If you have questions about the program or your eligibility, contact the Kawartha Lakes Small Business Centre (KLSBC).


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Complete the Eligibility Application and choose the Kawartha Lakes Small Business Centre as your preferred program provider.  Once approved you will be able to create a profile and fill in a full application.


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image of number 4If your application package is successful, you will be invited for an interview. Following the interview, a final decision will be made regarding your acceptance to the program.

Take a look at our past Summer Company graduates. 
    Cole Gooch standing with wood creations  Emma Goble baking in kitchen  Sam Jeon with cleaning equipment

                      Cole Gooch                                          Emma Goble                                         Sam Jeon
          Cutting Edge Woodworking              Tea & Cinnamon Baked Treats                       Sam's Detailing

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