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Student businesses soar through York Region summer program

The York Small Business Enterprise Centre celebrated another successful flight of students in its summer business program on Aug. 25, with a display of their success at 17150 Yonge St. The program invites nine students from secondary or post-secondary schools in York Region to start up their own businesses, receive skills development, mentoring and up to $3,000 of financial support.
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Michael Wang had a vision for an organization that could cross all borders. The St. Andrew’s College student sought to build up a non-profit Smiles Without Borders, an international student letter exchange program. Thanks to the help from the York Small Business Enterprise’s Centre summer business program, that vision is becoming a reality, with hundreds of letters getting exchanged between Canadian, Kenyan and Ugandan students so far. “It’s going as well as I can imagine, and I’m really excited about what the future has to hold,” he said, adding that the program “helped me get off the ground without having to put me in a debt situation.”

Full Article: newmarkettoday.ca