Meet the 2023 SMARTstart entrepreneurs
Over the past nine years, 133 entrepreneurs have completed the SMARTstart program. The 2023 cohort is made up of 13 entrepreneurs – two with an idea for a business and 11 who have already started their journey.
Forte Fluid Systems forging a path to the future with AdvanceSMART
Forte Fluid Systems is the first company to begin AdvanceSMART, Airdrie’s newest entrepreneurial training program designed to support companies experiencing high growth.
13 local entrepreneurs kick-off training program during a milestone year
The 2023 SMARTstart entrepreneurial training program officially launched on March 1.
SMARTstart celebrates 2022 entrepreneurs
Eight-up-and-coming local entrepreneurs representing seven businesses were celebrated on Thursday, October 27.
Airdrie launches mentorship program for high-growth businesses
Airdrie Economic Development has launched AdvanceSMART, a new mentorship program for Airdrie entrepreneurs who are experiencing high growth.
Meet our newest AdvanceSMART mentors
We’lre mentoring high growth businesses for Airdrie’s new team-based mentorship program. Join us!
Funky Petals blooms from SMARTstart
Patricia Duggan chose something she was passionate about when she made a career change. She knew of SMARTstart and joined in fall 2019 as her business plans were coming together.
948 Brewing gets a SMARTstart
Decades-long friends and business partners Kyle Wudrich and David Schroter always wanted to start a company together centered around something they were passionate about.
SMARTstart: Veteran entrepreneur gains an edge
Joni Daley sounds like the hero of her own story, and she is. She also got by with a lot of help from her family and friends, including joining SMARTstart in 2020.
SMARTstart: Business decorating venture booms
Danny and Kim Goring have come a long way from one embroidery machine in their basement. Read more about their SMARTstart journey.
Meet the 2022 SMARTstart entrepreneurs
Our 2022 program is made up of 10 entrepreneurs representing nine businesses. Let’s meet our first five!
SMARTstart Launches 2022 Program
The 2022 SMARTstart entrepreneurial training program officially launched on March 2 with an enthusiastic and dynamic group of local entrepreneurs and mentors.