2023 SMARTstart Application
SMARTstart is an entrepreneurship learning and development program that helps new entrepreneurs develop business skills. Up to 20 businesses are accepted into the program each year. To apply, please fully complete this application form.
Before applying, please read the Eligibility and Commitment information and attend an information session.
SMARTstart 2023 will contain mix of in person and online content.
Acceptance into the program is determined by a selection committee. This committee will rely on your application and supporting materials to determine admission to the program. We recommend you put a high degree of effort into completing the application and providing supporting materials. Applicants may also be invited to an interview.
Supporting materials are optional, but encouraged, and may include:
- resume or CV
- business plan (can be a draft of a plan) or market research
- video introduction or pitch (of less than two minutes)
Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program delivery partners (City of Airdrie and Community Futures Centre West) may have their own program eligibility criteria relating to the participation of employees and family members. City of Airdrie employees are not eligible. Family members of City of Airdrie employees may be eligible for the program. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Application must be submitted by midnight on December 11, 2022 to be considered for the 2023 SMARTstart program.
This form can be saved and returned to ONLY if completed on the same device/computer.
Once submitted, you will receive a copy of your application via email. If you don't receive this, please check your junk mail and then contact us.