Enterprise Renfrew County (ERC) delivers two business programs on behalf of the Government of Ontario. You must be a resident of Ontario to participate in the following programs. Starter Company Plus and Summer Company are programs that are geared specifically towards Ontario residents who are interested in entrepreneurship.
Summer Company is a program for students between the ages of 15 - 29 who want to experience entrepreneurship. Qualified students can receive up to $1,500. to help kick-start their business by helping to cover start up costs. Upon successful completion of all of the programs requirements the student can receive an additional award of up to $1,500. when they return to school in the fall.
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Summer Company Program
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A youth entreprenuership program for students ages 15-29, delivered by Enterprise Renfrew County on behalf of the Ontario Government.

Ontario students, that want a summer job they love, will have a chance to be their own boss this summer. Summer Company is a unique program, which assists young entrepreneurs with starting and running their own eight to 12-week business over the summer.

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 PLUS Program - Returning In 2022
Starter Company PLUS Program
Business Training, Mentoring and Funding Opportunities.

Starter Company PLUS is a  program Enterprise Renfrew County delivers on behalf of the Government of Ontario, delivered in the County of Renfrew. Successful business owners/entrepreneurs can compete for a financial award. 

Starter Company Plus Grant Recipients 2017-2021

Starter Company Plus Grant Recipients from 2017-2021. New recipients will be added as they become available. 

2021 Summer Company Participants

Enterprise Renfrew County is proud to announce we have accepted four students into the Summer Company Program. 

Please help encourage our local youth as they operate their businesses this summer.

The businesses are: Summers Signature Designs, KayakHER, Brightside New Media and Sewn Grown