If you are aged 18 +, you can get up to $5,000 and professional mentoring to start and expand a business in Ontario.


How It Works

Through our Starter Company Plus program, you may qualify for:
  • One-on-one guidance from a YSBEC advisor
  • Mentoring with a local successful entrepreneur
  • Access to business workshops on topics from writing a business plan and budgeting, to executing a marketing campaign
  • Funding of up to $5,000
  • Experience running a business that will better position you to obtain more traditional financing, such as a bank loan


Who Is Eligible

You can apply if you’re:
  • An Ontario resident aged 18+
  • Not attending school or working full time

To qualify for funding of up to $5,000, you need to be able to contribute at least 25% (in cash or in kind) of the grant amount.


How to Apply

Applications being accepted for the 2018 program, but be advised limited space is available.

To book an appointment, please contact:

Pauline Nagelmakers
YSBEC Small Business Assistant
Phone: 877.464.9675 ext. 71572
Email: pauline.nagelmakers@york.ca


For more information, please contact:

Daniela Mazzaferro
YSBEC Small Business Consultant
Phone: 877.464.9675 ext. 71584
Email: daniela.mazzaferro@york.ca


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