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Summer Company Program

Serving the northern six York Region municipalities of Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Newmarket and Whitchurch-Stouffville.
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Applications for the 2022 Summer Company program are now closed. Please subscribe to our Small Business E-Newsletter to stay up-to-date on other programs, events and news.

How It Works

Are you enrolled in a secondary or post-secondary institution as a full-time student but thought about launching your own business?

Each summer, in partnership with the Government of Ontario, the York Small Business Enterprise Centre administers its Summer Company program. The program is designed to foster and develop the entrepreneurial spirit in students between the ages of 15 to 29 , and who are registered to return to school full-time in September 2022.

All that’s required is a good idea, commitment and hard work. In return, students receive:

  • Hands-on training and skills development
  • Coaching and guidance
  • Mentorship to help develop and launch a business over the summer
  • Opportunity to receive financial support of up to $3,000

Read about the many exciting ventures launched by young entrepreneurs across Ontario through the Summer Company Program in the Summer Company Yearbook.

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Meet Our 2022 Summer Company Students

  • Michael Chen | iSpeech Academy

    iSpeech Academy is a debate and public speaking academy teaching kids aged 9-14 public speaking.

  • Terry Ji | Mammoth League Ranked Services

    Mammoth League Ranked Services offers an account enhancement service for people who want a higher rank in that game.

  • Emily Kyvrikoseos | Emily's Mobile Photography

    Emily’s Mobile Photography is dedicated to providing great pricing, while catering to real estate agents in all of York Region. Photography services for listings, website designs and social media!

  • Amanda Lum | Smol Art by AL

    Smol Art by AL Art is in the business of providing art products and other stationary items.

  • Callum McKinnon | Double Take Video Production

    Double Take Video Production provides video editing services to anyone at an inexpensive price.

  • Suleman Shah | Savari

    Savari is an Arabic style clothing brand that aims to inspire individuals to feel confident.

  • Golden Stickwood | Newmarket Pressure Washing

    Newmarket Pressure Washing provides residential and commercial pressure washing services in Newmarket and surrounding areas.

  • Hailey Thompson | Thompson Swim School

    Thompson Swim School provides swimming instructions and a variety of lessons.

  • Daniel Zhang | Evergreen Clothing

    Fashionable and affordable t-shirts focusing on local specialty in York Region.