Young Entrepreneur Program

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

The Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) helps young entrepreneurs get started!

Our young entrepreneur program can help you launch and develop your business through business training, coaching and mentoring.

Summer Company Program for Young Entrepreneurs

If you are between 15 to 29 and attending high school, college or university in Ontario, and returning to school after the program ends, you may have the opportunity to apply to the Summer Company Program to help you start and operate a new business during the summer.

Be your own boss!  This program offers students the chance to experience running their own business which may be the best summer job ever.  With the guidance of our mentors and trainers, participants will learn essential business skills such as sales, marketing, bookkeeping, operations and more!

The Summer Company program provides:

  • Business training and mentoring to help you get your business up and running.
  • Opportunity for grant funding up to $3,000 to help you launch your summer business.

Don’t miss this great opportunity! Learn more on how you can apply to one of these young entrepreneur programs.

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To be considered for the Summer Company Program, you must answer a few questions to see if you are eligible to apply.

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Deadline to apply for the 2020 Summer Company program, offered through the Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC), is Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.


“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

The Summer Company program is funded by the Government of Ontario. For additional information, contact MBEC at 905-615-4460 or by email .