SMARTstart is a non-profit entrepreneurial training program organized by three partners:

The program originated in 2013 when these three organizations recognized a gap in the Airdrie business community. They came together to design a program to help entrepreneurs get the knowledge they need to run successful businesses. Why? Because, sadly, Canadian studies show that only 35% of new businesses survive their first five years.

We believe that through training, mentorship and planning, entrepreneurs can beat those odds. With support from our three partners and generous business community sponsors and mentors, SMARTstart is here to do that. Read our Programs Successes to learn more.

Airdrie Chamber of Commerce
City of Airdrie
Community Futures