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smART Accelerator Program

Call for Applications:

Deadline for Applications: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Duration of Program: Thursdays, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, September 21 through December 14, 2017

Click here to apply for smART

The City of Vaughan’s Starter Company Plus program is designed for you and your business. Receive tailored training, mentorship, and the opportunity to apply for a provincial grant of up to $5,000 to help your business grow. The Starter Company Plus program is offered at the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre (VBEC) through the support of the Government of Ontario and the City of Vaughan. VBEC will provide Starter Company Plus program training in sector specific streams.

The Creative Arts Stream (smART Program)
Are you looking to build a business in an industry where art meets design and innovation? Access mentorship from industry experts who understand how to make your creative enterprise a reality. Leverage VBEC resources tailored to all aspects of running a creative company including valuable networking and essential funding opportunities. VBEC is now accepting applications for the smART program (creative entrepreneurs). Sessions will begin in Fall 2017. Application Deadline: Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

Qualified applicants to Starter Company Plus will receive:

  • Mentoring from successful local entrepreneurs
  • Training tailored to your specific sector
  • Business advisory servicesAccess to business workshops and valuable networking opportunities
  • Access to business workshops and valuable networking opportunities
  • Opportunity to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 in provincial funding

For program and eligibility inquiries, please contact Lindsay Davidson, Entrepreneurship Coordinator, VBEC at 905-832-8585 ext. 8893, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The York Region Arts Council has been contracted by the Vaughan Business Enterprise Centre to support the delivery of the smART Program.

York Region Arts Council, YRAC

1310 Kerrisdale Blvd., Unit 200
Newmarket, ON. L3Y 7B3

Phone: 905-726-3278
Fax: 905-726-2788

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