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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Elevate: supporting Yukon’s tourism industry through COVID-19

This program supports Yukon’s tourism industry to rethink, restructure and rebuild for a more resilient and impactful industry.

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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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Pivot success

PIVOT

PIVOT provided an opportunity for seasoned businesses and early start-ups to find ways to adjust their business practices, supply chains and engaging customers to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and beyond. 

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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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What’s happening

January 27, 2021

Throughout 2020, the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub held a series of roundtable community consultations with more than 350 participants across Canada, to learn more about the needs, challenges and aspirations of Indigenous women entrepreneur

February 10, 2021

Whether you’re raising debt-financing or directly from investors, find your best foot forward by learning the fundamentals from those that have been there many times before. 

February 17, 2021

From trends and opportunities in investing to talking through how your investment can impact the local community, learn what it means to become an investor. 

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:
 

I&E partners