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Application Deadline: August 27
Cost:  $199

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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.

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)


Contact Us

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

SMARTstart Red Deer
Phone: 403-342-2055