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.
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Starter Company PLUS Program
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. 

To Register for an Info Session and Obtain an Application Form, check the home page calendar for an available date or email

Summer Company Program
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Here are some ideas to get you started in your Summer Company business planning
Summer Company 2022

It is never to early to start planning your Summer Company business.

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:

Archive Starter Company Plus Grant Recipients

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