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Summer Company Program for Young Entrepreneurs

Applications for the 2023 intake of Summer Company in Mississauga are now closed. Please contact us or sign up for our newsletter to learn about other ways IDEA Mississauga supports young entrepreneurs.

Are you an Ontario student 15 to 29 years and have a business idea?

The Summer Company program can help you launch and operate a business this summer. The program provides:

• Business training and mentorship to help you get your business up and running.
• Opportunity for a grant up to $3,000 to help you launch your summer business.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to apply to the 2023 Summer Company Program if you are interested in starting a business in Mississauga. Apply soon as space in the program is limited!

Services offered by the Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre are available in French upon request for programs funded by the Province of Ontario (Les services Le Centre d’encadrement des entrepreneurs de Mississauga sont disponible en Français sur demande pour les programmes financés par la province de l’Ontario. Démarrer une entreprise d’été : étudiants; L’information est disponible en français ICI).


Summer Company 2023 Info Session:

Click here to watch the recording

Past Participants

Ana G.

Ana’s Craft Shop created more than twenty new 3-D pop-up cards including a design for the City of Mississauga. Ana will continue to run her business and is working on expanding her portfolio. She is currently developing designs for the holiday season.  Ana plans to continue her business year round.

Andrew S.

ShaoBotics is a coding and robotics enrichment program for youth, started as part of the Mississauga Summer Company Program. The CEO behind the business, Andrew Shao, strives to introduce youth to computer science and robotics at an earlier age.

Through the Mississauga Summer Company Program, Andrew was able to teach over 30 unique students in 2 months and see their progress from 0 experience to proficiency in robotics and coding. He strives to create a youth program with the city or another non-for-profit to continue his goal of introducing youth to coding and robotics.

Justin D.

Justin’s Piano Studio has over 20 students currently and is extremely pleased that he has had the opportunity to participate in the Summer Company Program.

In his Mississauga studio there is a photo of Justin, taken when he was 7 years old.  He was holding a sign which says “Piano Teacher”.  The grade two children were asked what they wanted to be when they grew up.  Justin wrote down “piano teacher”.  

This summer, this dream came true – the Summer Company program helped him realize his dream of putting his musical talent, knowledge and skills to use. 

Justin earned his ARCT Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music at the age of 13.  He has been playing piano since he was 6 years old. At 15, he is teaching piano students from Ontario and Quebec. Justin’s Piano Studio – Flying Fingers is based in Mississauga, Ontario and is aiming to teach anyone who is willing to learn piano online from anywhere.


Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre (MBEC)

The Mississauga Business Entrepreneur Centre (MBEC) is your central source for small business information, resources and guidance. Whether you are starting or growing a small business, MBEC can help.​

In partnership with: Province of Ontario