Applications are now open

Applications to the program are accepted on an ongoing basis and selected businesses will gain entrance to the program as space is available.

Wondering if you’re eligible? Read more.

Join us at an info session to learn more

It is highly recommended that you watch a recording of our information session as you prepare to apply.

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Application process & tips

  • First, ensure you are eligible to participate in the program and can meet the program commitments.
  • Complete the online application form and include the requested supporting materials.
  • Be sure to complete all sections of the form. Be as descriptive and thorough as possible. To see a list of questions asked on the application look here: AdvanceSMART Entrepreneur Application Questions.
  • You will be notified that we have received your application. *If you do not receive a confirmation email please contact us as there may be an issue with your submission*
  • Your application will be reviewed by a selection committee. Applications are evaluated on criteria, not first come, first serve.
  • You will be required to participate in an interview.
  • Due to our program capacity, not all selected businesses will gain immediate entrance to the program as there may be a wait list.
  • If you have questions, contact us.