Youth Programs

Updated: 2 years ago - Created: May 28th, 2012
Enterprise Renfrew County (ERC) delivers two youth programs on behalf of the Government of Ontario. Starter Company and Summer Company are programs that are geared specifically towards young entrepreneurs.
Starter Company is a youth entrepreneurship program that is geared towards youth between the ages of 18 - 29 who are out of school.
Summer Company. is a  program that is geared to students between the ages of 15 - 29 who want to consider experiencing entrepreneurship. Qualified students can receive up to $1,500. to help cover start up costs, when they have successfully completed all of the programs requirements they can receive an additional award of up to $1,500. when they return to school in the fall.
Our aim is to assist young entrepreneurs with business planning, financing and to discover if being a full time entrepreneur will be their future career.
ERC is your local community partner for the Futurprenuer Canada ,  which is a national not-for-profit organization that provids pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing up to $15,000  and mentoring to qualified  youth to start their own successful business.
2017 Summer Company Participants
Updated: 6 days ago - Created: July 13th, 2017

Enterprise Renfrew County's Summer Company students have launched six new businesses.

Summer Company Program
Updated: 3 weeks ago - Created: June 5th, 2012
Summer Company 2016

Enterprise Renfrew County delivers Summer Company on behalf of the  Government of Ontario. Students ages 15 - 29 have an opportunity to explore entrepreneurship as a viable career option. Qualifing students receive financial awards to operate their summer business. They may qualify for an award of up to $1,500 to help cover their start up costs. Upon successful completion of the program they may receive a final award of up to $1,500.  To find out if you qualify to apply to the program visit:

Starter Company Program: Mentoring, Money and You
Updated: 6 months ago - Created: August 11th, 2014

Starter Company is a pilot program that will be ending in March 2017. We would like to thank everyone who applied to the program. Congratulations to all of the young business owners who have started or grown their businesses with the help of the Starter Company Program.

Starter Company is a new Government of Ontario Program delivered by Enterprise Renfrew County. Youth may be eligible to recieve up to $5,000 in funding to help start or grow their business.

Futurpreneur Canada
Updated: 6 months ago - Created: June 5th, 2012

Futurepreneur Canada was formally known as the Canadian Youth Business Foundation.

Make Your Pitch - Video Deadline March 29, 2017
Updated: 10 months ago - Created: November 21st, 2014

High school students, you have two minutes to pitch us your creative business idea!

Great prizes to be won!

Deadline to submit your video: Wednesday March 29, 2017