Media Release, Wednesday June 7, 2017
$26,000 in funding announced to support entrepreneurs as they start and grow their businesses in Peterborough & the Kawarthas
[PETERBOROUGH, ON]: Peterborough & the Kawarthas Business Advisory Centre hosted a celebration and showcase this evening for the grant recipients from the first intake of the new Starter Company Plus program.
Starter Company Plus, a Government of Ontario funded program which launched in March, is open to all entrepreneurs over 18 who are out of school and looking to either start a business or grow an existing venture that has been operating for five years or less. The program guides entrepreneurs through a robust series of workshops to support in the creation of a formalized business plan. After completing the program, entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for the opportunity to secure up to $5000 in funding.
This is the first of three intakes for Starter Company Plus that will take place in 2017.
A total of $26,000 in funding was announced for the seven most successful business pitches.
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