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$250 – if application is received by July 15
$300 – if application is received by August 31
$350 – If application is received by September 25

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Entrepreneur Applications Closed



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



Highwood Program Timeline 2022

Applications Open Applications Closed
Information Sessions
Application Deadline Midnight September 25, 2022
Selection Process September 26 to October 10, 2022
Applicants Notified October 11, 2022
Program Launch October 18, 2022
In-Person Seminars Thursdays October 2022 – May 2023
Online Learning October 2022 – May 2023
Draft Plan Submitted February 24, 2023
Second Draft Plan Submitted April 15, 2023
Final Plan Submitted May 17, 2023
Program Ends June 2023
Celebration Event June 9, 2023


Contact Us

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

SMARTstart Highwood
Phone: 403-995-4151