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Applications open, deadline July 19, 2020

Cost:  $305

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Entrepreneur Applications Closed


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 Typical Program Timeline

Applications Open June 8, 2020
Information Sessions June 11:  noon to 1:00
June 16:  7:00pm to 8:00pm
Sessions will be via Zoom. To register, email
Application Deadline July 19, 2020
Selection Process July 20 – August 5, 2020
Applicants Notified August 5, 2020
Program Launch Sept. 17th, 2020
In-Person Seminars Thursdays Sept. 24th, 2020–April 22nd, 2021
Online Learning September 24th, 2020 – April 22nd, 2021
Draft Plan Submitted January 29th, 2021
Second Draft Plan Submitted March 26th, 2021
Final Draft Plan Submitted April 26th, 2021
Program Ends April 22nd, 2021
Celebration Event April 30th, 2021