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.

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. Attend an upcoming workshop:

Frequently Asked Questions



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