Interested in learning more about the program?

Information sessions coming on Tuesday Nov 9 and Nov 23, 2021.
Scroll down the page to view the timeline for the program.

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Applications deadline December 22, 2021

Cost:  $275

Wondering if you’re eligible? Read more.

Entrepreneur Applications Open Soon


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.

Wondering if you’re eligible? Read more.

Mentor Application Form


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


SMARTstart GP Program Timeline

Applications Open October 25, 2021
Information Sessions Online: Tuesday November 9, 2021 (time tba)
Online: Tuesday November 23, 2021 (time tba)
Application Deadline Midnight December 22, 2021
Selection Process & Interviews January 2022
Applicants Notified Late January 2022
Program Launch Late February 2022
Workshops (Virtual or In Person) March to October 2022
Online Learning February to October 2022
Draft Plan Submitted June 2022
Second Draft Plan Submitted September 2022
Final Draft Plan Submitted October 2022
Celebration Event October/November 2022