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Join us for the 2018 Summer Company Launch

June 27, 2018

Ten students from across Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry will begin their entrepreneurial journeys this summer and on Friday they will get the chance to showcase their ideas.

The launch event takes place Friday, June 29th, 2018 at the Cornwall Civic Complex. The celebration will take place between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to join these new entrepreneurs and will have the chance to learn about their businesses.

The students earned this opportunity through the Summer Company program, a provincial grant offered through the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre. The grant program offers business training, mentorship opportunities and financial aid to students during their summer breaks. To get approved to the program students were required to complete a detailed business plan and competed against other applicants. The competition was high this year with almost 40 applicants in total.

Photos of all summer company participants with launch event date
What does this year bring?

“The entrepreneurial spirit is strong amongst the area’s youth. This year we have a good variety of businesses, the spectrum ranges from traditional business types to a more digital-focused enterprise,” says Candy Pollard, business consultant for the centre.

The traditional businesses that will be showcased include custom woodworking, personal training, clothing sales, a gymnastics camp, homemade fishing tackle and benches made from truck tailgates. Digital focussed businesses include computer sales and repairs, smart home installations, web and software development and graphic design services.

Check out our event page on Facebook or RSVP by email at joreilly@cornwall.ca.

About the Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre helps small business owners and entrepreneurs succeed in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry & Akwesasne by offering information, tools and support during the start-up and growth stages of business operation. The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is operated by Cornwall Economic Development and funded in part by the Government of Ontario.

The Cornwall Business Enterprise Centre is located at 100 Water Street East (Cornwall Civic Complex) and can be contacted by phone at 613-933-0074 or online at:

Describes the date of the Summer Company launch event. June 29th from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.