Programs

Summer Company Logo

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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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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Futurepreneur Canada Logo

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 23

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

Jan 23

An in-depth look at funding resources from grants to micro-loans, through to venture capital.

Jan 28

A business plan is a critical tool for outlining the strategy and developing the tactics to manage your business.

Jan 30

Networking event for newcomers and new employees in Kingston!

Jan 30

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

Feb 4

Is entrepreneurship right for you?