Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Aboriginal entrepreneur program set for Spring/Summer semester

Business ideas will be percolating in Prince Rupert next month when the Northwest Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs program starts its Spring and summer semester in the city.

The opportunity to explore more on entrepreneurship is a partnership between Tricorp and the University of Victoria's Gustavson School of Business, they will run the next cohort of the popular program in Prince Rupert from April 25 to mid August.

The NWACE program covers tuition and support with travel and accommodation for out of town participants. A laptop and supplies are also included as part of the four month term.

The deadline to register for the upcoming semester is Friday, March 31st.

The NWACE Facebook page features a look at some of the upcoming plans from those that have taken the program in the past, with a number of the participants looking to start new business in Prince Rupert.

Included in the list of potential new business options for the region are a sports retail business to be known as Hoops and Laces, and an art supply business to be known as House of arts and supplies.

Both entrepreneurs have surveys hosted on the NWACE page, offering background to their plans and seeking some thoughts from the public to determine the level of interest in what they are proposing to offer to the community.

Links to those surveys can be found below:

To find out more about the program and further information about the April to August semester contact Cory Stephens at 250-600-6131

Further background about the partnership between the Gustavson School of Business at UVic and Tricorp can be found here.  

As well they have a short video that outlines some of the key elements of the program, which you can view below.

More items related the North Coast commercial sector can be found on our archive page.

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