FastStartDC is a free, extra-curricular program offered to students of Durham College. Students from all of DC’s programs and from any campus are eligible to participate. The FastStartDC program is designed to help entrepreneurial students develop and launch their own businesses, while they are studying at Durham College.

We provide a rich experience at FastStartDC – students develop valid business ideas, solid business plans and we even help them to curate and build the marketing assets and e-commerce platforms that they need to take their products and services to market – quickly and successfully.

We are currently operating remotely, but you can normally find us in the 360insights Entrepreneurship Centre, located at the beautiful Centre for Collaborative Education! We are open all year-round and when on campus, we are able to provide ample space for our students to work on their business start-ups, collaborate with other student entrepreneurs, and make themselves a hot cup of coffee. We also have a state-of-the-art studio space that can be booked for our student companies audiovisual needs, as well as an innovative ‘Meet-Pitch-Play’ room and Makerspace where students can pitch ideas to investors, tinker with our Raspberry Pi and Arduino software, rapid prototype with our 3D printers, or host a private boardroom meeting with their team.