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15 New Student-Run Businesses Launched through Summer Company Program in Kawartha Lakes

July 2, 2015 - The Kawartha Lakes Small Business and Entrepreneurship (KLSBEC) Office is excited to welcome 15 new participants to the Summer Company Program. These young entrepreneurs gathered at City Hall on June 24th with mentors, parents and partners from the community to mark the launch of the 2015 Program.

The KLSBEC invites the community to meet these young business owners at Staples on July 6th at the Staples Young Entrepreneurs Day. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Summer Company Program participants will debut their products and services.

“Staples is excited to support our young people with new business start-ups, and to partner with the Summer Company Program,” said Andrew Holden, Staples Manager for the Lindsay store.

Open to students ages 15 to 29, those interested in learning more about the program and how to get involved are encouraged to visit the Summer Company website at www.ontario.ca/summercompany. The Kawartha Lakes Small Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (KLSBEC) is available to help students register their business idea and get started with their application.

If you would like more information about Summer Company, visit Summer Company or contact Karyn Dowdall at 705-324-9411 extension 1383.

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For further information, please contact:

Diane Steven, Manager, KLSBEC
705-324-9411 extension 1283
dsteven@city.kawarthalakes.on.ca

Summer Company Program provides students between the ages of 15 & 29 with up to $3,000 in funding to help launch their own business. Through the program, the young entrepreneurs also receive hands-on business coaching and mentoring from local business leaders. Summer Company is sponsored by the Province of Ontario and administered by the KLSBEC.

Participants (top left) : Travis Geer, Noelle Ursel, Adam Stoner, Josh Wood, Aaron Stoner, Lana Cole, Megan Brohm, (bottom left) Tyler Twigger, Cole Sheehey, Justin Schofield, Caileigh Heptinstall, Zac Youngsdale, Brennon Doman (Missing: Jessica Mazara, Nathan Bottomly)

CUTLINE: Participants (top left) : Travis Geer, Noelle Ursel, Adam Stoner, Josh Wood, Aaron Stoner, Lana Cole, Megan Brohm, (bottom left) Tyler Twigger, Cole Sheehey, Justin Schofield, Caileigh Heptinstall, Zac Youngsdale, Brennon Doman (Missing: Jessica Mazara, Nathan Bottomly)

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