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

Proskida

Innovation funding & support

Supporting your creative solutions

 

Yukon Soaps

Entrepreneurial education & support

Accelerating your business ideas

Business growth

Business growth & scaling

Amplifying your impact

Innovation funding & support 

We support Yukoners to develop new products and services from beginning to end.

I&E Innovation Fund 

We offer expertise and funding dedicated to innovators who want to start, grow and get to market. 

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Yukon Innovation Prize

The Yukon Innovation Prize helps to unleash innovation in areas that benefit our people, our communities and the land we live on. 

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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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Entrepreneurial education support

We provide programs, learning opportunities and business development activities to advance your profile in Yukon and beyond.

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.

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Supporting social enterprise

Businesses can benefit their communities and the environment through social enterprise. We offer workshops and events on how to make your business more sustainable. 

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Yukon skills research and engagement

This research project aims to find solutions that support Yukoners recovering from the economic impact of COVID-19 and explore the current reality and future needs of the territory, focusing on Yukon rural and First Nation communities.  

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Northern entrepreneur development network

Rural entrepreneurs are invited to join this 2-year pilot initiative to build a network of support in Yukon communities and access entrepreneurial programming and adapted services to prepare in the face of the new economic reality. 

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Business growth & scaling  

We support northern entrepreneurs and innovators with a market-ready solution looking for a support structure to make big waves in the Yukon and beyond. 

IncubateNorth, powered by TD 

IncubateNorth is a business incubation program supporting entrepreneurs throughout the territory to grow their businesses locally, nationally, and internationally. 

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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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Summer Biz School

This program is an opportunity for University students to explore the world of entrepreneurship and develop their business idea, with up to $2500 of funding support for each participant. 

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Advisory council
  • Rich Thompson (Chair), Zero Gravity Inc & Northern Vision Development - President/CEO 
  • Maggie Mattear, Yukon University - President 
  • Shelagh Rowles, Yukon University - Executive Director Continuing Studies 
  • 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:

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