Starter Company Plus

Want to launch or grow a business?

Starter Company PLUS is a great opportunity for budding entrepreneurs and existing business owners who want to start, expand or buy a business in in Durham Region. This program is not available to persons who are in school or working full time.

INCUBATOR: Launching or Buying a Business

The program has 5 full training days (9am - 4pm two times a week) covering Business Concept, Organization, Operations, Customer Relations and Presentation Skills.  There will be a number of training groups throughout the year.

Application Process:

  • Complete the ELIGIBILITY APPLICATION online.
  • If eligible, you will be invited to attend an information session. Registration link will be provided by the program co-ordinator.
  • Submit your summarized market research.
  • Submit your completed program Application and Agreement. The program co-ordinator will instruct you when and how to complete.

Applications for this program are now closed for 2018

Subscribe to our e-newsletter to learn when the next intake will be.

The program provides:

  • In Class Training - a community of entrepreneurs and mentorship from local business leaders to help get your business up and running
  • The chance to receive up to $5,000 in seed funding to kick off a new business or expand your current business
  • The experience of running a successful business that may help you obtain more traditional financing such as a bank loan if you so require in the future

Connect with Patrice Esper, Business Advisor to find out more (905) 668-4949 x227 or fill out an application.

This is a competitive process, space is limited. 

ONE.LogoThis program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Growth and the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science.


The Starter Company Plus Application Process


Complete and submit the Program Eligibility Application


If you are eligible, you will be invited to attend the Program Info Session


Submit your summarized Market Research for view


You will be notified if you are accepted into the Program or not


Sign and submit the Program Application and Agreement


BACD Waiver

BACD reserves the right to disqualify any participant that, in its sole judgement violates the spirit of the program and its guidelines, process and rules.  BACD and its Judges decisions are final.

BACD reserves the right to suspend, delay, modify or cancel these terms and conditions for any reasonable applicable law.

**Please note: not all program participants will receive the grant but all will receive training.