Summer Company is a youth entrepreneurship program of the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure. The program is administered by the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre, and is available to students between the ages of 15 and 29 who are returning to school in the fall.
Summer Company is an extremely helpful initiative for young entrepreneurs as it provides funding of up to $3000, and hands-on coaching and mentoring to help students start and operate their own summer business.
Students accepted into the program receive:
• Hands-on business training
• Up to $3,000 in awards!
• Business Mentoring to aid in their current and future endeavours
• The pride and experience of being their own boss
Summer Company is now closed for 2017.
The City of Brampton’s Entrepreneur Centre (BEC) would like to announce the 28 successful student entrepreneurs in its annual Summer Company program.
Rather than a traditional summer job, these students have taken on the monumental task of getting a business up and running, and profitable, within a few short months.
Summer Company Class of 2018
Chris Beth Cowie - Empowered for Excellence
Charles Appiah - Capp90
Giovanni Bansie - Revolve Nine Media
Ramjeet Brar - Prestigious Painting
Bea Chamberlain - Worn and Torn
Rachel Chen - Th.Projects
Anmol Dhalla - Rudeson Apparel
Neuah El Amin - Jolie Makeup
Eric Fraser - Mobile Skateshop
Milli Gyamfi - Pretty in My City
Mohamed Hagi Yusef - Crunch Snacks
Sean Hanson - Good Shot Photography
Sapna Jain - 3D Imprint
Irene Kessie - Hair ON-THE-GO
Nadiyah Khan - SkyrocketKids
Vijai Singh - Brampton Says
Sudhanshu Laroiya - Khulfi Bros
Jagmeet Mangat - Sage
Parisa Naeem - Parisa Henna Art
Troy Robinson - Titan Media
Siobhan Schmidt - By Siobhan
Sasha Sparkes - Le Palais du Chic
Vanessa Szapletis - Mauve
Erika Takou Yopa - Solar Case (Ecoprotecteur)
Nigel Tims - Vertex Drones
Ashley Wiley Stevens - Anubis Art
Henok Yeshanew - Lion Social Media Marketing
Youssef Abdel Ramen - Star Jewels
In order to be approved for the program, students submitted a comprehensive business plan, including a start-up budget and cash flow forecast. Based on this, the winning students received up to $1,500 to get started. At the end of the summer, these students may be eligible for another $1,500 award. The success of the students will be determined by the accuracy of their planning and dedication to the business. Success is not solely based on profit margin, but is also measured by their personal growth and confidence.