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Starter Company Plus

About Starter Company Plus

Starter Company Plus seeks to help entrepreneurs start, expand or grow a small business in their communities by providing training, grant funding of up to $5,000.00, and access to mentorship from local business leaders.

Due to high demand, the City of Markham is no longer accepting expressions of interest surveys for the Starter Company Plus program. The program is currently closed until additional funding can be secured from our Partners at the Province of Ontario.

If you are:

  • Not employed full time
  • Not in a full-time education program or returning to school
  • Not currently receiving funding from another Provincial entrepreneurship or business program
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident living in Ontario.

And are willing to:

  • Create and follow a business plan and a 2-year financial forecast
  • Agree to participate in bi-weekly training and mentoring meetings over a 3-month period
  • Agree to provide business reports to the Markham Small Business Centre for verification over a 3-month period.

Then your business may be a fit with the Starter Company Plus program. 

Important Note:

  • There are limited funding spots available and priority will be given to business proposals that include the creation of job opportunities for people other than the business owner.  We still encourage all to apply, as the training aspects of the program are useful to all new business ventures and funding spots may be made available to other applicants.