Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our community. Cat Kelly is our new Director of Entrepreneurship Programming.
The fourth Startup Bootcamp, STEM to MARKET, launched this month at Yukonstruct. Focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) businesses, this iteration of the bootcamp is an exciting twist on previous bootcamps. The STEM cohort focuses on technical startup founders, and works to provide them with the support they need to bring their idea to market.
Spotlight on Esther Bordet
We had the pleasure of learning more about longtime Yukonstruct member, Esther Bordet, and her new business. Esther has been a member of Yukonstruct since the early days, first joining the old makerspace where she constructed elements of her cabin (which she built herself!), transitioning to the current Makespace, and then becoming a Cospace member shortly after it opened. She brings a lot of expertise, humour, and interesting conversation to the space, and we are so happy she is a part of our community.
This year, we were so proud to launch the inaugural Hall of Innovators Awards Ceremony! A call was made to the public to nominate Yukoners who have shown exceptional dedication to improving the lives of others in the territory with their innovative spirit and contributions – the nominations that came in were heartwarming and inspiring.
Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our community. Ashely is our new Operations Assistant.
Yukonstruct welcomed their newest Startup Bootcamp cohort with a live streamed event at NorthLight Innovation that combined both in-person introductions (at a safe distance apart) and zoom-in attendees. The event was the first opportunity for the participants in this fall’s cohort to meet one another and for the public to get their first glimpse of the businesses they may soon get to experience themselves.
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!
Teresa Ward, owner of Grandma Treesaw’s Yukon Bannock and recent graduate of Yukonstruct Startup Bootcamp, has been invited by the Trade Commissioner Service’s British Columbia-Yukon office and Seattle office to participate in a pilot project.
Listen to Michel Duteau, Yukon entrepreneur and Cospace member, speaking about his entrepreneurial journey at NorthLight Innovation.