The first step is filling out the form below! Use the link below the signup form to access the instructions.
Get to work
You'll be tasked with creating a 1-2 minute elevator pitch & written submission for a summer service business of the list we provide you. That's right, you don't need an idea to compete!
Compete to win
10 students will be chosen to compete for the grand prize of $1,000. Pitches will happen live at the virtual event!
More than a pitch competition.
We are a network built to connect and train young leaders. The world is changing fast and it is up to us as students to create opportunities to be ready for graduation. Whether you're in 1st, 2nd or 3rd year, studying business, arts or science, there is not better time to start than now. Make your resume stand out from the rest!
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Clear Water Detailing offers students the opportunity to gain real world experience through an exciting franchise opportunity.
My name is Matt and I’m a recent graduate and the founder of Start Smart inc. Through my undergraduate experience, I started, scaled and sold a bbq services business. I even landed a deal on Dragons’ Den at a half-million dollar valuation in the process! More recently, I became a TEDx speaker, sharing my insights on the university experience and how to use this to propel you to the next stage of your life.
Start Smart inc. is a network of young leaders across Ontario. Our platform is free to join and offers many tools to connect and train future leaders. In 2020, we launched the “Summer Startup Program” designed to help students start, build and launch a summer business while in school. Our 20 week program is modelled similar to a Student Franchising Opportunity (ex. College Pro) but our students build their own business and have 100% ownership with no ongoing fees! One-time enrolment cost your journey begins!