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OCE SmartStart Seed Fund

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The SmartStart Seed Fund is an exciting new opportunity for Ontario's next generation of entrepreneurs. SmartStart provides seed funding for entrepreneurship skills training in an effort to strengthen high-potential start-up companies' potential to become investment and customer ready.

The program currently offers entrepreneurs, who are between 18 and 29 years of age, up to $40,000 to start or grow a technology or innovation-based company located in Ontario.

After April 1, 2015, southern Ontario entrepreneurs between 18 and 29 years of age may apply for up to $70,000, while those 30 and older may apply for up to $40,000.

Please visit the Ontario Centres of Excellence online for more details.

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