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Applications for 2022 will open in October.  Scroll down to see the program timeline.

Cost:  $350

Wondering if you’re eligible? Read more.

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.

Wondering if you’re eligible? Read more.

Mentor Application Form


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


Applications Open October, 2021
Information Sessions November 2021
Application Deadline January 31, 2022
Selection Process February 2022
Applicants Notified February 2022
Program Launch February 2022
In-Person Seminars March – October 2022
Online Learning March – October 2022
Draft Plan Submitted June 2022
Second Draft Plan Submitted September 2022
Final Plan Submitted October 2022
Program Ends October 2022
Celebration Event October/November 2022