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Applications open: October 16, 2023

Applications close: February 16, 2024

Cost: $300

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Entrepreneur Applications



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 October 16th 2023
Information Sessions January 15, 2024 – The Station 5:30pm to 6:30 pm
Application Deadline February 16th 2024
Selection Process & Interviews February 20 – March 15, 2024
Applicants Notified March 18-22, 2024
Program Launch March 25, 2024
In-Person Seminars April 2024 to November 2024
Online Learning April 2024 to September 2024
Draft Plan Submitted September 2024
Final Draft Plan Submitted November 2024
Program Ends/Celebration Event December 2024


Contact Us

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

SMARTstart Cochrane
Phone: 403-851-7717