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Application deadline: midnight September 16, 2022

Cost:  $299

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Entrepreneur Application



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



Edson-Hinton Program Timeline 2022-2023

Applications Open Open
Information Sessions August/September TBA
Application Deadline Midnight September 16, 2022
Selection Process September 2022
Applicants Notified September 2022
Orientation Session


October 2022
Program Launch
(Welcome/Meet the Mentors)
October 19, 2022
In-Person/Virtual Workshops October 2022 – May 2023
Draft Plan Submitted January 27, 2023
Second Draft Plan Submitted April 17, 2023
Final Plan Submitted May 29, 2023
Program Ends/Celebration Edson – May 31, 2023
Hinton – June 1, 2023


Contact Us

If you have questions about SMARTstart Edson-Hinton, please contact us:

SMARTstart Edson-Hinton
Phone: 780-865-1224