FAQs

FastStartDC is a free program designed to increase entrepreneurial awareness and skills while helping students create solid business plans that take their products and services to market – quickly and successfully. With both an online program available, FastStart is able to run all year-round. Please keep in mind that we are currently operating remotely as a safety precaution response to COVID-19.

The first step to get started is to complete our Intake form. When we are operating on campus, you can also bring your idea to the FastStartDC office at located at the CFCE building, in the 360insights Entrepreneurship Centre (Room 123). Whether online or in-person, we would love to meet you, review your business idea and get you registered for our ‘FS360’ program. Every student starts with this free, online, DC Connect course! We support you the whole way through and we understand that every business is different - so we will work to create a program that works for you.

FastStartDC is currently operating virtually, however our physical location is on the 1st floor of the CFCE building in the 360insights Entrepreneurship Centre, at DC’s Oshawa Campus.

FastStartDC is open for our one-on-one coaching services and marketing support, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. However, participants can work on FS360 – the online program at any time, and it is accessible from anywhere in the world.

To work with FastStartDC, you must be a current Durham College student.

Questions about FastStartDC can be directed to Crystal Pollard, Manager of Entrepreneurship Services, at 905.721.2000 ext. 6454. You can also email Crystal's team at FastStartDC@durhamcollege.ca to get started!