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Application Deadline: August 27
Wondering if you’re eligible? Read more.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.
We are still looking for mentors for our next cohort (Orientation – September 16, 2021)
Wondering if you’re eligible? Read more.Mentor Application Form
Red Deer Program Timeline
|Applications Open||Applications are open!|
|Information Sessions||View the recording|
|Application Deadline||August 27, 2021|
|Selection Process||August/September 2021|
|Applicants Notified||September 10, 2021|
|Orientation Sessions||Entrepreneur: September 15, 2021 (6:30pm to 8:30pm)
Mentor: September 16, 2021 (6:30pm to 8:30pm)
|Program Launch/Meet the Mentors||September 23, 2021 (7:00-9:00pm)|
|In-Person/Virtual Seminars||October 2021 – May 2022|
|Online Learning||October 2021 – March 2022|
|Draft Plan Submitted||January 14, 2022|
|Second Draft Plan Submitted||March 25, 2022|
|Final Plan Submitted||May 13, 2022|
|Celebration Event||June 1, 2022 (6:30 to 9:30pm)|