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. Entrepreneurship Fellowships enable an Ontario student or recent grad to create an innovative start-up with an economic impact in Ontario.
  5. 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.
  6. Ontario Social Impact Voucher (OSIV) Program provides value-added supports to encourage the development of Ontario’s social entrepreneurs and enterprises.  
  7. GlobalStart Voucher Pilot Program helps Ontario-based, youth-led start-ups gain access to global markets.