Summer Company

Summer Company is a youth entrepreneurship program of the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. The program is administered by the Small Business Enterprise Centre, and is available to students between the ages of 15 and 29 who are returning to school in the fall.

Summer Company is an extremely helpful initiative for young entrepreneurs as it provides funding of up to $3000, and hands-on coaching and mentoring to help students start and operate their own summer business.

Students accepted into the program receive:

• Hands-on business training

• Up to $3,000 in awards!

• Business Mentoring to aid in their current and future endeavors

• The pride and experience of being their own boss

Summer Company is now accepting applications for 2017. Visit for more information. Application deadline is May 6th.

Meet Our 2017 Participants…


Austin McCarthy: FlyGuys
FlyGuys provides 45-60 second videos which showcase a homeowner’s property in relation to the local points of interest. FlyGuys works exclusively with photographers in the real-estate business and is a fantastic addition to the photographer’s brand.




Ben Scholte: Capture 2020
Capture 2020 is a video production company that helps businesses create lead generating videos for social media platforms by developing a virtual brand that tells a story.



Chris Noakes: Out and About Dog Walking and Pet Services
Out and About Dog Walking and Pet Services provides a personal and caring service to pet owners to relieve the guilt and worry of leaving their pets home alone while they are at work. Out and About does everything from dog walking to pet sitting, to ensure that your pets stay happy and healthy.



Connor Girdwood: CG Sound
CG Sound is a company that creates royalty free music for film makers, content marketers, and more. CG Sound can create any style or genre of music, from EDM to classical, and can produce full songs or loops.




Dylan Griggs: DG AutoMotive Detailing
DG AutoMotive Detailing provides a detailing service for the interior and exterior of any automobile. DG AutoMotive Detailing has a location in Wasaga Beach and also offers mobile detailing.
1184 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach



Eric Foster: Student Scrubs
Student Scrubs is a mobile auto detailing service, where customers can have their car cleaned at competitive prices from the comfort of their own home, or wherever they are in need of an auto detail within the Collingwood area.




Kate Wessel: Communikate
Communikate provides professional video, photography and social media management services for businesses, families and organizations.




Megan Swinwood-Sky: Sky Media and Marketing
Sky Media and Marketing is a digital marketing company that aims to help businesses extend their social media platform to reach new clients.