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Due to the COVID-19 situation, applications are currently on hold.  Please check back!

Cost:  $305

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Application Opening TBA


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


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


SMARTstart Canmore TENTATIVE Program Timeline

**Timeline may be adjusted as needed due to COVID-19**

Applications Open March 17, 2020
Contact Us at SMARTStart Canmore for more information
Application Deadline SMARTstart Canmore will determine a deadline date in the coming months
Selection Process May 4th-22nd
Applicants Notified May 26th, 2020
Program Launch Sept. 17th, 2020
In-Person Seminars Thursdays Sept. 24th, 2020–April 22nd, 2021
Online Learning September 24th, 2020 – April 22nd, 2021
Draft Plan Submitted January 29th, 2021
Second Draft Plan Submitted March 26th, 2021
Final Draft Plan Submitted April 26th, 2021
Program Ends April 22nd, 2021
Celebration Event April 30th, 2021