The Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) helps young entrepreneurs start their business.

Summer Company Program for Young Entrepreneurs

Are you an Ontario student 15 to 29 years and have a business idea?

The Summer Company program can help you launch and operate a business this summer. The program provides:
• Business training and mentorship to help you get your business up and running.
• Opportunity for a grant up to $3,000 to help you launch your summer business.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to apply to the 2021 Summer Company Program if you are interested in starting a business in Mississauga. Space in the program is limited!

How can you get started? Here are four easy steps . . .

1. Attend a FREE information session*:

Attending an information session webinar is a recommended first step in learning about the program, the eligibility criteria, program requirements and how to apply to the program, and have your questions answered.

Thursday, January 28
3:30 – 5:00 pm


Thursday, February 25
6:00 – 7:30pm


Thursday, March 25
3:30 – 5:00 pm


Wednesday, April 7
6:00 – 7:30pm


*These Summer Company Information sessions are hosted by the Mississauga Business Enteprise Centre in collaboration with the Brampton Enterprise Centre for students interested in applying to the program in the Mississauga or the Brampton area. The program information provided in these Summer Company information sessions will be the same for students eligible to apply to Mississauga’s program or Brampton’s program. The Mississauga Business Enteprise Centre will only accept program applications for businesses that will be based in Mississauga.

Information Session

This session provides information about the Mississauga 2021 Summer Company program and how to apply.

This live information session was recorded on February 25, 2021, hosted by the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC).

Special Guest:

Adrian Arnieri, Fashion Designer and former Summer Company participant tells of his entrepreneurial journey and experience in the program. Stay to the end where Adrian provides answers to attendee questions.

About Adrian Arnieri –

2. Check your eligibility

Ready to apply to the program? The first step is to check your eligibility. To be considered for the Summer Company Program, you must answer a few questions to see if you are eligible to apply to the program.

3. Make an Application Inquiry

If you meet the eligibility requirements, your next step is to complete your ‘Application Inquiry’, select ‘Mississauga’ as the ‘City/Town’ and select the ‘Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre’ if you plan to start your business in Mississauga. We will contact you and send you information, program schedule and document templates to complete your application package, which includes a business plan, start up budget and cash flow forecast.

4. Submit your Application

Next step is to submit your program application, which you will need to include your business plan, start up budget and cash flow forecast.
Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. Selected candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the program.

That’s it! There are limited spots available, so apply early!

The deadline to apply to the 2021 Summer Company Program offered through the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) is Monday, April 19, 2021 5:00 pm. The program will be delivered virtually in Mississauga from May 2021 to August 2021.

For information on the program guidelines, check your eligibility, your program inquiry and apply to the program, visit:

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“The Summer Company Program has really given me the tools and skills to continue my business on my own for the following summer. Networking was a major skill that I got to explore and understand even more; this is a huge skill to have when working in the fashion industry. Being able to work with the Summer Company mentors was incredibly helpful when I needed advice or felt as though parts of my company could be improved. I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to participate in this program and expand the knowledge of both business and my own abilities/ talents.”

-Adrian Arnieri, Founder and Designer, Arnieri