Summer Company

What is the Summer Company Program?


The Summer Company program aims to inspire more young people to choose entrepreneurship as a career and to equip them with the tools they need to succeed. Students learn how to run a business, receive mentorship and training, and develop skills that are highly valued in all workplaces.


How it Works

  • Students between the ages of 15 and 29, who are returning to school in the fall, can register for this program by contacting Huron County Economic Development.
  • The deadline for applications is May 15, 2023, however if you are enrolled in a High Skills Major program and interested in applying to use this as a co-op placement, the deadline is April 30, 2023. Submit your application early to ensure a spot!
  • Once you’re approved, we assign you a mentor, provide basic business training, and then help you start and promote your business!
  • You will receive $1,500 to help with start-up costs, and then $1,500 at the end of the summer upon completion of the program (plus all the money you make from your business!)

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To be eligible, both the Summer Company Enrollment Form and the Summer Company Business Plan Template Form must be submitted in one email to

For more information or assistance in developing your business idea, contact or (519) 524-8394 ext. 6.


Meet Past Participants

To learn more about past participants of the Summer Company program, click here.



How Can We Help?

Huron County is always excited to support new and innovative ideas and businesses.
We’re here to help!

Find Us

57 Napier Street,
Goderich, ON
N7A 1W2


+1 (519) 524-8394 ext.6