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Applications Open: February 15, 2024
Deadline: April 1, 2024
Cost: $300

Wondering if you’re eligible? Read more.

Entrepreneur Application OPEN



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



Grande Prairie Program Timeline

Applications Open February 15, 2024
Information Sessions  Watch the information session on YouTube

February 27  12-1pm

March 12 12-1pm

March 26 12-1pm

Application Deadline Midnight April 1, 2024
Selection Process & Interviews April 3-8, 2024
Applicants Notified TBD
Program Launch April 16, 2024
Workshops (Virtual or In Person) April – August 2024
Online Learning April – October 2024
Draft Plan Submitted July 30, 2024
Second Draft Plan Submitted September 24, 2024
Final Draft Plan Submitted October 15, 2024
Celebration Event October 8, 2024


Contact Us

If you have questions about SMARTstart Grande Prairie, please contact us:

SMARTstart Grande Prairie
Phone: (780) 814-5340 ext 100