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Application Deadline:  Midnight September 21, 2022
Cost:  $299

Wondering if you’re eligible? Read more.

Entrepreneur Application Form



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



SMARTstart Lakeland Program Timeline

Applications Open May 16, 2022
Information Sessions June 23 (register here)  noon to 1:00
September 13 (register here)  noon to 1:00
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting
Application Deadline Midnight September 21, 2022
Selection Process & Interviews September 22 to 29, 2022
Applicants Notified By October 4, 2022
Program Launch October 13, 2022
In-Person Workshops 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 Draft Plan Submitted May 17, 2023
Program Ends June 2023
Celebration Event June 8, 2023


Contact Us

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

SMARTstart Lakeland
Phone: 780-826-3858