Interested in learning more about the program?

View a recording of the information session here

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Applications deadline September 16, 2021

Cost:  $295*

*for 2021 – if you complete all the program requirements, you will receive $100 back!

Wondering if you’re eligible? Read more.

Entrepreneur Application Form


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 Lethbridge, please contact us.


SMARTstart Lethbridge Program Timeline

Applications Open April 2021
Information Sessions View a recording
Application Deadline Midnight September 15, 2021
Selection Process & Interviews Sept 16 – 30, 2021
Applicants Notified Oct 1 – 6 , 2021
Orientation Session (mentors & entrepreneurs) Week of Oct 11, 2021
Program Launch October 19, 2021
In-Person Seminars Tuesdays Nov 2021 to April 2022
Online Learning November – February 2022
Draft Plan Submitted January 2022
Second Draft Plan Submitted March 2022
Final Draft Plan Submitted April 2022
Program Ends April 2022
Celebration Event April/May 2022