Entrepreneurship Programs

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) supports entrepreneurial activities by students and youth across Ontario.

  1. On-Campus Entrepreneurship Activities (OCEA) develops student entrepreneurial activity in Ontario's universities and colleges.
  2. Campus-Linked Accelerators (CLAs) fund post-secondary institutions to create, improve and sustain a culture of entrepreneurship among students and youth in their regions. 
  3. SmartStart Seed Fund provides seed financing and financing for entrepreneurship skills training to Ontario-based start-ups led by young entrepreneurs.
  4. Young Entrepreneurs, Make Your Pitch competition for high school students awards six winners access to business training and support to make their business ideas a reality.
  5. Ontario Social Impact Voucher (OSIV) Program provides value-added support to encourage the development of Ontario’s social entrepreneurs and enterprises.  
  6. GlobalStart Voucher Pilot Program helps Ontario-based, youth-led start-ups gain access to global markets.