Startup Canada’s 2020 Canadian Export Challenge

Startup Canada’s 2020 Canadian Export Challenge (CXC) is fast approaching, with regional pitch competitions running from September 14th to 21st.
Despite pivoting to a fully digital event series due to COVID-19, our team has been working hard to make #CXC2020 the best Canadian Export Challenge yet. With an exciting program agenda including presentations by leading experts in global entrepreneurship, the virtual growth lounge and our star-studded panels, there is something for everyone at this year’s CXC. Want to know more about the Canadian Export Challenge’s expert guests and further resources to help you on your journey to becoming a global entrepreneur? Look no further!

Welcoming new members to the Yukonstruct board

On July 22, many Yukonstruct members joined the board for the organization’s annual general meeting. The AGM was a success, and we’d like to take a moment to thank and acknowledge our outgoing board members, and welcome a few new members!

Meet the Makers: Josephine

Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our community. Josephine is our new Events Coordinator.

Checking In On Firebean Coffee Roasters

Local entrepreneurs and business owners are having a unique experience during this unprecedented time of COVID 19. Many of them have responded in fascinating and inspiring ways; applying the grit, creativity and courage inherent in starting your own business. We believe there is great value in seeing this through their lens.

Spotlight on Rivers to Ridges

We got to sit down with Wren Nicolardi of Rivers to Ridges, to hear the inspiring story of how Wren and her business partner, Emily Payne, created a space for young people to learn on the land. They are doing important and humbling work and we are grateful to get to share a little bit about the incredible contributions they are making to the Yukon.

ROLF & MARG HOUGEN Entrepreneur Speaker Series: Wayfarer Oyster House

Join us, every other month, as local entrepreneurs share their hard-won start up successes and laugh out loud blunders. A useful conversation while enjoying a drink and appetizer at NorthLight Innovation. Powered by Marg & Rolf Hougen.

Last evening, our bi-monthly event featured the story of The Wayfarer Oyster House with Andrew Seymour and Eddie Rideout. Staying true to your vision was a recurring theme of the talk, other pearls of wisdom from the talk include:

On cofounders – “odd numbers are helpful.”

On your team – “Recruit an all star team and treat them well.”

On money – “Play within your means.”

If you would like to hear their story, you can watch it here:

Thanks so much to Wayfarer Oyster House for sharing your story, to everyone in the audience who came out, and to everyone who joined us through our live-feed.Our bi-monthly Entrepreneur Speaker Series is powered by Rolf and Marg Hougen.

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