The Starter Company Plus Program provides an opportunity for eligible participants to get training, advice and mentoring to help them build a business. The program also provides an opportunity to apply for a grant to help start or grow a business.

Due to demand the City of Toronto has exhausted all available funds for Starter Company Plus Program.  The program is currently closed until additional funding can be secured from our partners at the Province of Ontario.

What Are the Benefits?

Starter Company provides:

  • Training focused on developing and managing their business.
  • One-on-one advisory services and mentoring.
  • Coworking space with access to computers, internet and meeting rooms.
  • A grant of up to $3,500 to assist them in starting or growing their business.

Who Can Participate?

You can apply if you’re:

  • 18 years of age or older at the time of application.
  • A Canadian citizen or permanent resident.
  • A Toronto resident or operating your business in Toronto.
  • Not working full-time.
  • Not in a full-time education program or returning to school.
  • Not enrolled in other Provincial employment or self-employment related programs that include or do not include financial assistance.

What’s Involved?

To successfully complete the program, applicants must:

  • Attend an information workshop to learn more about the program and refine your business idea.
  • Agree to participate in training and mentoring modules over a six-month period.
  • Create and follow a business plan.
  • Attend regular meetings with mentors and an Enterprise Toronto small business advisor.

How do I Apply?

To qualify for Starter Company Plus Program, applicants MUST attend a mandatory half-day information workshop before submitting their applications. You will need to attend a future upcoming workshop.

Frequently Asked Questions



Starter Company Plus is a Government of Ontario program offered in Toronto by Enterprise Toronto.