Durham, Fleming, Trent, UOIT team up on FastStart entrepreneurship program

December 12, 2014

Durham College, Fleming College, Trent University, and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology have teamed with Spark Centre and the Greater Peterborough Innovation Cluster (GPIC) to launch a new FastStart program. FastStart is designed to help enhance students’ entrepreneurial skills while providing them with resources to develop business plans and bring products to market. “Fostering the entrepreneurial spirit among students is a key component of Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy, through programs that help transfer their ideas and skills to the marketplace while creating rewarding careers,” said Ontario’s Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Reza Moridi. The FastStart program will be available to students in any program at the 4 participating institutions, and will offer customized services, progressive programming, boot camps, and incubators, as well as opportunities for students to transition to the Spark Centre, GPIC, or other local business access development centres. UOIT News Release