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Applications for the next program intake are currently on hold. Please be sure to check back!

Cost: $300

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Entrepreneur Applications - Opening TBA



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



Cochrane Program Timeline

Applications Open May 1, 2019
Information Sessions May 16 – Cochrane Public Library, noon to 1:00 OR 6:30pm to 7:30pm
June 6 – Cochrane Public Library 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Application Deadline June 21, 2019
Selection Process & Interviews June – July, 2019
Applicants Notified July 2019
Program Launch October 2019
In-Person Seminars November 2019 to April 2020
Online Learning November 2019 to March 2020
Draft Plan Submitted February 2020
Final Draft Plan Submitted May 2020
Program Ends/Celebration Event May 2020


Contact Us

If you have questions about SMARTstart Cochrane, please contact us:

SMARTstart Cochrane
Phone: 403-851-2285