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Information sessions are coming!  Attend one that works for you:

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Applications will open March 22, deadline May 9, 2021

Cost:  $305

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Entrepreneur Application Form


Interested in mentoring? SMARTstart requires enthusiastic and experienced business owners each year. Many of our mentors return year after year.  Please see the timeline below for an idea of what goes on in the program.  Please note that all dates may not be applicable for mentors.

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Mentor Application Form


If you have questions about SMARTstart Canmore, please contact us.


SMARTstart Canmore Program Timeline

Applications Open March 22, 2021
Information Sessions March 31:  noon to 1:00pm (webinar link:
April 14:  7:00pm to 8:00pm (webinar link:
Application Deadline Midnight May 9, 2021
Selection Process & Interviews May 10 – 28, 2021
Applicants Notified May 31, 2021
Program Launch September 9, 2021
In-Person Seminars Thursdays Sept. 23, 2021 to April 21nd, 2022
Online Learning September 24, 2021 – April 11, 2022
Draft Plan Submitted January 28. 2022
Second Draft Plan Submitted March 25, 2022
Final Draft Plan Submitted April 25, 2022
Program Ends April 25, 2022
Celebration Event April 29, 2022