Brampton is a hotbed of entrepreneurialism, and you’ll see many signs of that this summer.
The Brampton Entrepreneur Centre delivers two government of Ontario funded programs – Summer Company and Starter Company – that help youth entrepreneurs launch or grow a business.
You’ll find three Starter Company entrepreneurs at Garden Square over several Saturdays this summer. Cooking at the Market is a series of live cooking experiences that will be held during the Downtown Brampton Farmers’ Market. Demonstrating how to create fresh and simple meals using the Farmers’ Market produce will be Jason Rosso, head chef at J. Red & Co along with his Sous-Chefs, Jermaine Ebanks, Jeffrey Singh and Amanda Li.
The three are all Starter Company graduates with their own business: Jermaine, founder of Authenticity, a Caribbean fusion customized meal preparation service; Jeffrey, founder of Atom Tree which provides holistic nutrition consultation and vegan meal preparation services; and Amanda, founder of Nutrition. Wellness. Simplified, a personalized nutrition consultation service.
Also, 31 students from Brampton have been selected to take part in the Summer Company program, where they’ll get hands-on coaching and mentoring and up to $3,000 for their business. Sales, marketing, bookkeeping, customer relationship management and networking are just a few of the highly useful skills students develop – and of course, they get to keep any profits generated through their business.
Keep any eye out for these businesses and budding entrepreneurs this summer.
Summer Company participants:
Name: Camille Andrzejewski
Business Name: Tutor Academy
Description: Tutor Academy matches students searching for a tutor with highly educated, young professionals from JK to Grade 12 in all of the core subjects.
Name: Mark Antoine
Business Name: Wristsource
Description: Wrist Source creates customized bracelets that help its customers by exhibiting personal beliefs, strengths and individualism.
Name: Joseph Atherley
Business Name: Joseph’s Yard Services
Description: Landscaping business that provides a service to customers who are unable to tend to their lawns over the summer months.
Name: Arpit Bhanot
Business Name: Innovato Technologies
Description: Innovato Technologies is an up and coming Web Design Company with the vision to provide innovative web solutions with complete customization at an affordable price.
Name: Nisibin Daniyal
Business Name: NJewel Creations
Description: A small jewellery business which provides woman of various ages unique earrings, bracelets and necklaces.
Name: Ishwarya Deepak
Business Name: SkinCare4You
Description: SkinCare4You provides your skin the best and healthiest skin care products you can find. Made organically from fruits, powders and vegetables without chemical additives.
Name: Austin Enriquez
Business Name: MarketVerse Media
Description: MarketVerse Media is a web design company that builds custom websites according to customer specifications on the WordPress platform.
Name: Jarrett Gray
Business Name: Jump Mania Canada
Description: Jump Mania provides bouncy castles, a cotton candy machine and a popcorn maker for families looking to entertain their children over the summer months.
Name: Don Rey Juan
Business Name: DRJ Fitness & Rehab
Description: DRJ Fitness & Rehab provides patient centered rehab; client focused private training and group fitness classes that focus on education and empowerment for its customers.
Name: Harrison Kennedy
Business Name: Kennedy Aerial
Description: Kennedy Aerial is a photography and cinematography business that takes all their shots and angles from the sky by using a drone, offering the best service for the cheapest price.
Name: Karanjeet Kooner
Business Name: Motorwise Auto Agents
Description: Motorwise provides a safe and honest private car selling service to customers in The Greater Toronto Area looking to buy or sell a vehicle. The business is heavily focused on customer satisfaction.
Name: Carmelina Molinara
Business Name: Pop Up Party
Description: Pop Up Party is an all-encompassing event management experience, providing all elements of a party to the client, becoming a one-stop shop for all party necessities.
Name: Divya Moraes
Business Name: Divya Moraes Photography
Description: Divya Moraes Photography provides a full photography solution for clients within the GTA who are looking for photography which includes lifestyle maternity, newborn, family, professional headshots to weddings.
Name: Aadi Mundil
Business Name: Bubble Soccer Bash
Description: Experience the fun of bubble soccer where soccer and inflated bubble outfits unite. Gather your friends and experience a game at an affordable price.
Name: Suchir Navalyal
Business Name: Prisma Media
Description: Prisma Media is a video production, photography and graphic design company which prides itself on client satisfaction by providing fast, low priced and highest quality digital media images.
Name: Sumaira Naz
Business Name: ChinGaarii
Description: Creating mugs and ceramics out of clay, ChinGaarii has the vision of creating customized products for south Asian youth who want to feel a part of their community.
Name: Raghav Patel
Business Name: SH/FT Clothing Company
Description: SH/FT is a street wear brand for today's culture: one that is marked by a sense of global connection, and social awareness with an incorporation of social and stylish designs.
Name: Deron Persaud
Business Name: Deron’s Residential Property Care Services
Description: Motivated by success, Deron Residential Property Care Services provides landscaping for customers who are looking for 100% satisfaction or it’s free.
Name: Michael Pierog
Business Name: Pie’s Landscape
Description: Located out of Georgetown, Pie’s Landscape provides convenient landscaping services to busy individuals who do not have time to maintain their lawn.
Name: Dushaan Poobalasingham
Business Name: Turtle Dog Productions
Description: Turtle Dog is a video production company focusing on capturing and producing video content for corporate/wedding events.
Name: Dhairya Rao
Business Name: Rao Consolidated
Description: Providing customers with the highest quality editorial, marketing, and Emcee services. Rao Consolidated has developed an excellent track record of delivering amazing results at an affordable price.
Name: Mahad Shahzad
Business Name: Wrap’d
Description: A subscription based business that delivers a box every month to customers houses. The box contains 2 hijabs and some accessories for Muslim women.
Name: Lovepreet Sidhu
Business Name: Sidhu Traffic Ticket Processing and Referral Services
Description: A service based business that refers and processes traffic tickets on behalf of legal advisors (Paralegals, lawyers,etc.) and any clients who have received traffic tickets to court or the specified destination.
Name: Taran Sodhi
Business Name: Astrum Studios
Description: ASTRUM STUDIOS's main focus is photography for events. It also does other special portraiture, modelling, fine art and commercial photography.
Name: Suhaima Tunio
Business Name: Happily Ever After Photography
Description: Happily Ever After is a photography business that focuses on events such as birthdays, weddings, and other special events. In addition, the business offers event-planning advice.
Name: Jahnoyah Walters
Business Name: Buttons Express
Description: A button, mirrors, magnets and keychain business which targets birthday parties and events with its high quality customizable products.
Name: Isaiah Wilson
Business Name: iCustoms
Description: offering the service of sneaker customizations and restorations. iCustoms works one on one with customers to create a design that best represents what they are looking for in order to have a custom 1-of-1 sneaker that nobody else has.
Name: Sonika Kumari
Business Name: Sonflower Arts
Description: Sonflower Arts produces different kinds of paintings using a variety of mediums, for example: watercolour, acrylics, crayons etc, on canvas. With unique designs and a variety of painting styles, there is a piece of art anyone can enjoy.