Applications open for Summer Company program

Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure
Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure

Ontario is now accepting applications for the Summer Company program, which helps youth start their own business and gain the skills they need to succeed.

Summer Company offers mentorship, training and awards of up to $3,000 to students aged 15 to 29. Students can apply online until May 6th.

“Providing opportunities for young people to start and grow a business is crucial to accelerating Ontario’s economic growth. Summer Company is a great way for students to meet mentors, build strong links and discover opportunities available while continuing their studies. Our support is a vital investment that will go a long way toward setting young Ontarians up for success for years to come,” said Brad Duguid, Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure.

Last year, 865 students launched their own companies, including Eric Dolan. Eric developed Neutun– an app that works with smart watches and wearable devices that warns the wearer when an epileptic seizure is imminent. Dolan’s innovation led to securing new business partnerships, developing a user base, and expanding into his latest wearable technology endeavour to monitor a range of chronic conditions in addition to epilepsy.

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