We support innovators and entrepreneurs with funding, resources, expertise and incubation.

Wrap around innovation services

We connect you to professional services suited to your project, such as intellectual property, legal, accounting, and more.

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Investment Readiness Training program

This program helps develop interest and participation in a growing investment culture for entrepreneurs and investors in the territory.

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Supporting women entrepreneurs

We are a Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) aimed at identifying the additional barriers and challenges women face and providing support to overcome them.


Advisory council
  • Rich Thompson (Chair), Zero Gravity Inc & Northern Vision Development - President/CEO 
  • Lesley Brown, Yukon University - President and Vice-Chancellor
  • Bronwyn Hancock, Yukon University - Associate Vice-President, Research Development
  • Ben Sanders, PROOF - Co-Founder & CEO 
  • Kari Johnston, Independent Contractor 
  • Les Wilson, Chu Níikwän Development Corp - Business Development Project Manager 
  • Valerie Fox, The Pivotal Point - Founder & Chief Innovation Consultant 
  • Sierra Van Der Meer, Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency - Director 
  • Justin Ferbey, Yukon Government - Deputy Minister of Economic Development  
  • Math'ieya Alatini, Independent Contractor 
  • Rodney Hulstein, Chair, School of Business & Leadership 
  • Josh Callahan, OUTFRNT - Principal & Co-Founder 
  • Davida Wood, IRP Consulting 
  • Blair Hogan,  Gunta Business Consulting
Partners and funders
We are proud to collaborate with the following:

I&E Partners

Our location

Have you ever visited our space at YukonU I&E? Thanks to Earthrise Building Services 3D Reality Capture Service, you can step right in and take a digital tour, and get to know the businesses in IncubateNorth!

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Yukon University
2180 2nd Ave,
Whitehorse, YT
Y1A 5N6

t  867 668 8759

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Fran Morberg-Green, also known as N’tso Ga / Elädzing, is merging her love for graphic design and herbal medicine to carve out her own path as an entrepreneur. Some years back, she grappled with intense physical pain, prompting her to delve into diverse healing practices. After finding relief, Fran resolved to deepen her passions and later to seek flexible self-employment avenues. Her goal?

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