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Applications for the next program intake are currently on hold. Please be sure to check back!

Cost:  $299

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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



Red Deer Program Timeline

Applications Open Applications are closed
Information Sessions Watch the information session recording here
Application Deadline August 26, 2022
Selection Process August 29 – September 2, 2022
Applicants Notified September 6-9, 2022
Orientation Sessions Entrepreneur:  September 14, 2022
Mentor:  September 15, 2022
Program Launch/Meet the Mentors September 21, 2022
In-Person/Virtual Seminars October 2022 – May 2023
Online Learning October 2022 – May 2023
Draft Plan Submitted January 13, 2023
Second Draft Plan Submitted March 31, 2023
Final Plan Submitted May 12, 2023
Celebration Event June 7, 2023


Contact Us

If you have questions about SMARTstart Red Deer, please contact us:

SMARTstart Red Deer
Phone: 403-342-2055