Ontario is expanding Summer Company — a flagship program for helping students launch start-up companies.
As part of the Youth Jobs Strategy announced in Ontario’s 2013 Budget, 100 new spaces would be added to Summer Company this year, bringing the number of openings to 600. The number of spaces will increase again in 2014 and 2015.
Summer Company provides students age 15 to 29 hands-on coaching, mentoring and up to $3,000 to help them launch successful businesses.
The Youth Jobs Strategy is part of the government’s plan to help Ontario’s young people succeed and build a prosperous and fair province.