Several Brampton Students Set to Run Summer Companies

They grow up so fast, don’t they?

It’s no secret that Brampton is full of youth, talent, and innovation, and now, several Brampton students are gearing up to run their very own companies for the summer.

How so?

Through the Brampton Entrepreneur Centre's Summer Company program.

Summer Company is an Ontario government program for students between ages 15 and 29 that helps them to start their own summer business,” reads a recent statement from the City of Brampton.

A total of 15 young entrepreneurs are set to receive hands-on training, mentorship and financial grants of up to $3000 to run their businesses.

Photography, clothing design and retail, the arts, and graphic design are just some of the themes of these new businesses.

These students were chosen from more than 120 applicants from Brampton and Caledon.

Here are this year’s participants, courtesy of the City:


Summer Company Class of 2018

Ethan Acosta - ERA Music Arts
Kevin Appiah - Ohh Kevo Photography
Muhammad Chaudhry - Verge (marketing company)
Jugraj Dhillon - Brampton Auto Detailers
Raquel Goka - R.A.C.K.S (focuses on the art and authenticity of hip hop dancing as well as female empowerment)
Renato Guidolin - UNIQUITY (youth Arts - LGBTQ Youth Progamming & Environmental issues, retailing renewable apparel, graphics designed by local artists.)
Devaang Gupta - Bag of Tricks LTD.
Warsan Hagi - Yusuf - Final Sun Hair
Brian Kamai - Local Action (streetwear)
Mark Meritt - The Apptist Inc
Zaineb Niazi - Jzdesign (graphic design)
Farizah Naeem - The Flower Girl (paper flowers, bouquets, backdrops, home decor, canvases, flower vases and party favors such as gift boxes)
Raquel Palmer- Essentials (clothing retail)
Daniel Sheppard- Ambitious Youth (helping up and coming artists in the music industry)
Dwayne Sserubiri- FurKay (recycled furniture)

“We will be watching the Summer Company students with great interest over the summer,” said Councillor Jeff Bowman, Chair of Economic Development.
“Among these young entrepreneurs is the next generation of business leaders who will drive economic growth, jobs and investment in Brampton."
This initiative is part of the City’s Economic Development Master Plan, which aims to support new opportunities for youth employment and youth entrepreneurship.
Best of luck to Brampton’s newest entrepreneurs!
Cover photo courtesy of the City of Brampton

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