Programs

Food Venture

Kingston Economic Development is pleased to offer three Food Venture programs, which offers educational bootcamps based on design thinking with experiential workshops for food & beverage entrepreneurs.

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Tourism Business Support

Access up to $4,800 in non-repayable loans. This program will support COVID-19 recovery expenses through financial support directly to tourism based businesses in the City of Kingston and Town of Gananoque.

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Starter Company Plus

If you’re starting, expanding or buying a small business, apply for training, mentoring and a grant through Starter Company Plus. If you are an Ontario resident aged 18 and over and not attending school full time, you may be eligible to apply for funding of up to $5,000 to start or expand your business.

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SEF

As the world looks to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time for the entrepreneurially-minded to step up to address pressing social and environmental challenges, and to develop the 21st century skills needed to succeed.

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grant

Business Grant Support Program - The intent of the Business Grant Support Program to assist businesses access funding programs and assist with the cost of hiring a grant writer. The program will offer 50% up to $2000 to be used to cover costs associated with writing a grant application.

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GoDigital

Go Digital - There are many ways to sell your products and service online. Strategies for how to get started will vary based on your industry and products. We’ve listed some resources below to help get you started, and invite you to call on us for advice as you need it. We’re here for you Kingston.

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WE-CAN

WE-CAN - Kingston Economic Development Corporation is pleased to be partnering with Queen’s University, the recipient of funding from the federal Women’s Entrepreneurship Strategy (WES) Ecosystem Fund.

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QICSI

QICSI is for pre-formed teams and individuals with a capacity for creativity, a tolerance for risk, and a desire to build a venture that creates an impact.

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The Summer Company program, funded by the Ontario government, has been helping students, aged 15 to 29, start and run their own businesses since 2001. As a Summer Company entrepreneur, participants receive hands-on business mentoring from local business leaders and up to $3,000 to make their dream job a reality.

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Provides pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to help 18-39 year old entrepreneurs start their own business. Character based loans of $15,000 and more are available.

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Workshops + EventsView All

Jan 19

Join us for an interactive online Q&A session that’ll teach you how to start, grow, or scale your email marketing to make more profit.

Jan 20

How can crowdfunding help build your business? Zulany Pacheco of Equivesto presents to women entrepreneurs about the value of crowdfunding.

Jan 20

How can crowdfunding help build your business? Zulany Pacheco of Equivesto presents to women entrepreneurs about the value of crowdfunding.

Jan 20

With travel restrictions and border closures due to the global pandemic, companies are looking for innovative ways to find new customers and connect with existing ones.

Jan 21

Get comfortable with selling while learning how to effectively pitch your product or service with power, whether in-person or on-the-air.

Jan 21

Starting a small business? Learn how Kingston Economic Development can help!