STEP ONE: Review Our Guiding Principles
Make sure to read about our initiative, review the eligibility guidelines and check out the FAQs. We will also be hosting an informative Canton Entrepreneur Launch info session and more details are coming soon. Click here to sign-up to receive more details about this event and other program milestones.
STEP TWO: Apply Online
The Canton Entrepreneur Launch program is part of the JumpStart Entrepreneurial Network, a connected group of support organizations providing the resources the region’s early stage entrepreneurs need to grow their companies. Once you are ready, apply online here.
STEP THREE: Screening Process
Once we have received your initial application, it will be reviewed to see if it fits the parameters of the Canton Entrepreneur Launch program. If it does, you’ll be contacted and given guidance on making your pitch to the Canton Entrepreneur Launch commission.
STEP FOUR: Pitch the Launch Commission
You will pitch your entrepreneurial venture to the Canton Entrepreneur Launch commission, comprised of representatives from the City of Canton, Canton City Council and area business leaders.
STEP FIVE: Decision Time!
The Canton Entrepreneur Launch commission will announce the ventures receiving grants in the funding round.
STEP SIX: Fund Distribution
Based on an approved project outline, funding will be distributed to you. As you achieve goals and milestones, our Network partners will work to connect you with additional opportunities to grow your business.