BDC Young Entrepreneur Award this contest is for young business owners looking for resources to finance their company’s growth. The Business Development Bank of Canada is accepting applications for the latest edition of the BDC Young Entrepreneur Award. Canadian business owners aged 18 to 35 now have a chance to win a $100,000 grand prize and a second prize of $25,000 in consulting services.

Business Advisory Council of Durham helps launch and accelerate small business! We provide one on one consultation; educational seminars, programs and mentors to help small business acquire the skills and knowledge to effectively manage and grow their businesses.  BACD manages two youth programs, Summer Company for students between 15-29 years old in Ontario and Starter Company for youth between the ages of 18-29 who are not students. Summer Company starts in June or July and finishes by Labour Day, provides up to $3,000 and hands-on coaching and mentoring. Starter Company provides advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running and start-up money to kick off a new business or expand your current business.

The Kauffman Foundation

MaRs helps entrepreneurs launch and grow companies with indepth training, resources, events and funding. 

Northumberland CFDC provides loans of up to $250,000 for small and medium-sized enterprises. Northumberland CFDC is located in Cobourg and Peterborough.  Their major programs are the Gaming and Entrepreneurship Lab and two competitions: N100 and N1M.

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) supports the development of new technologies and has opportunities for support for early-stage projects. See their upcoming events and news pages for entrepreneurs and startups.

Spark Centre promotes a culture of entrepreneurship in Durham Region and Northumberland County by helping innovative companies start, grow and succeed. It provides mentorship and other services to entrepreneurs.

Venture Lab is a regional innovation centre supporting entrepreneurs in York Region, Simcoe County and Muskoka District with mentoring and partnering.