Summer Company 2020 - Apply now!

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L`Orignal, Ontario – Summer Company is a program funded by the Government of Ontario to help students start a new business with mentoring and financial support.
Through the Summer Company program, you can get:
  • start-up money to kick-off a new summer business
  • advice and mentorship from local business leaders to help get the business up and running
Learning how to run your own student business is one of the best summer jobs you can have. You get to be your own boss while learning what it takes to manage a business. Sales, marketing, bookkeeping, customer relationship management and networking are just a few of the highly useful skills you’ll develop.
To be eligible for the Summer Company program, participants must:
  • go to high school, college or university
  • live in Ontario
  • are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • are between 15-29 years old (if under 18: a parent or guardian must sign the agreement for the applicant)
  • are not already running a business
  • are not working at another job or going to school for more than 12 hours a week during the program
  • are returning to school after the program ends
  • You cannot apply again, if you have received a Summer Company grant in the past.
Financial Support:
Students who are accepted into the Summer Company program will receive up to $1,500 upfront to help with start-up costs. An additional $1,500 will be available for participants who successfully complete the program requirements by the end of the summer. In total, successful Summer Company participants will receive up to $3,000 in a grant.
How to Apply:
Those interested in applying for the 2020 program must complete their applications by May 17, or when capacity is reached. PREC encourages those interested to submit applications much earlier than the posted deadline in order to have the best chance of being accepted. A limited number of participants will be accepted.
Steps to apply:
  • Visit www.ontario.ca/summercompany
  • Check to see if you’re eligible for the program
  • Complete the online application inquiry
  • Select your local program provider (Entrepreneurship Centre Prescott and Russell)
  • Assign yourself a password
  • Submit your application
For additional information, contact Liza Langevin by phone at 613-675-4661 x8106 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Starter Company Plus 2020

The Start-up Plus grant program will be back in January 2020. Applicants have until December 20, 2019 to apply. This program is for entrepreneurs who want to start, grow or buy a small business in Ontario. Through the Start-up Plus Grant program, entrepreneurs can get individual advice, attend seminars and workshops that reach entrepreneurs. In short, this program will provide mentorship and train entrepreneurs with valuable information and tools by entrepreneurship professionals. Participants will be able to apply for a grant worth $ 5,000. This financial assistance, in the form of a non-refundable grant, will help the latter in the installation and acquisition of important equipment as well as any other costs. In addition, the program supports the execution and implementation of their business plan.
Here is the link to this program and to access the application form to register. https://www.prec-cepr.com/en/our-programs/starter-company-plus
In short, the eligibility criteria are:
  • 18 years of age or older at the time of application;
  • Proposing a new company, expansion of an existing company or buying a business in Ontario;
  • Not attending school full time nor returning to school; 
  • Resident of Ontario;
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident;
  • Not enrolled in other provincial employment or self-employment related programs that include or do not include financial assistance;
  • Not currently enrolled concurrently in any self-employment or entrepreneurship training/financing programs offered by government-funded organizations.
For more information, contact Liza Langevin at 613-675-4661 ext. 8106 or by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bridges to Better Business - Journée de l'entrepreneuriat 2019

On October 24, 2019, the Prescott-Russell Entrepreneurship Centre held a Bridges to Better Business event called Journée de l'entrepreneuriat : s'installer dans le monde des affaires.

A big thank you to Luc Dupont, professor at the University of Ottawa, as well as to the business coach, Marc Lecompte, for sharing your knowledge and resources with Prescott and Russell entrepreneurs. The event was organized by PREC project officer, Liza Langevin, as a Bridges to Better Business event.


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Summer Company 2018


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Dominick Lefebvre - Fourdoors Clothing 


Jérémy Poirier - Do More Productions 


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Maxime Paquette - Augmenta Services 


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Sarah Bourdon - Sushi Pop Hawkesbury 

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Ryan Doyle – Fillerrup.ca – Clarence Creek

Charles St-Denis – Agri-Expert CH 2018 – Marionville

Kayla Gillis – Bad to the Bone – Clarence Creek

Celta Riden & Beth Lamarte – Baked on the Hill – Vankleek Hill

Jean-François Couvrette – Totum Health – Bourget

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Jean-François Couvrette - TOTUM Health 

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Josiane Guindon – MansioCare – Rockland 

Lucille Groulx – The King’s Domain – Wendover

Rae-Anne St.Pierre – Vankleek Hill Dental Hygiene Clinic – Vankleek Hill

Audrey Lizotte et Mireille Leroux – l’Artisan Farm – Fournier

David Gratton – Miels du Boisé/Oh Miel! – Alfred

Myriam Legault – Pastel & Panache – Rockland

Dara Barton – The Daily Dose – Vankleek Hill

Véronique Ouellette et Laurence d’Entremont Gagnon – CONCĒLĀRE – Wendover

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 Alan Bradley - Alan Bradley Heating & Cooling

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Marc Bastien - Bastien Physio 

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Michael Perron - DunRite Roofing 

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VC Gym

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Starter Company Plus


Get guidance and a grant for your small business

If you’re starting, expanding or buying a small business, apply for training, mentoring and a grant through Starter Company Plus. 

What you get

Through Starter Company Plus, you can:

  • get one-on-one guidance from a Small Business Enterprise Centre advisor
  • participate in business workshops, seminars  or networking events
  • topics range from writing a business plan to budgeting to marketing campaigns
  • talk to a mentor with experience in starting, expanding or buying a small business

You can also apply for a grant of up to $5,000. 

These supports are available if you want to start a new company, expand an existing company or buy a business in Ontario.

To download the application form, click here. Complete form and send it by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before December 20, 2019.

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