Students in Huron County receive funding for startup business projects

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Six students in Huron County have been given government funding to get their startup businesses going.

Huron County and the provincial government invested money into the Summer Company Program, which provides funding for selected students to encourage them to choose entrepreneurship as a career. The money provides training, mentorship and funds to get startup businesses off the ground run by the students. The Summer Company Program aims to “equip students with the tools they need to succeed, as they learn how to run a business, receive mentorship and training, and develop skills that are highly valued in all workplaces.”

Every year, Huron County students between the ages of 15 and 29 that are returning to high school or post secondary education in the fall can apply for up to $3,000 in funding to start a new business during the summer guided by a business coach.

Successful recipients from this year’s Summer Company program include:
• Anna Lang, Open Heart Studio (Goderich)
• Neil Haas, Ontario’s West Coast Honey (Clinton)
• Ty Livingston, Autostar Car Detailing (Clinton)

• Caleb Kroll, Sharpe’s Creek Produce Market (Auburn)
• Claire Mitchell, Huron County Horse Trailers (Walton)
• Axeton Wright, Axeton’s Car Care (Londesborough)

“Investing in Huron County’s youth is invaluable,” says Huron County Warden Glen McNeil. “These talented and adventurous young people are the leaders of tomorrow and I am thrilled that the County of Huron is able to support their entrepreneurial spirit in this way. Congratulations to each of the Summer Company’s six recipients!”

For more on the Summer Company Program, visit http://www.huroncounty.ca/economic-development.