EntrepreNorth is an Indigenous and community-based entrepreneurial program to help Northerners get their own businesses off the ground.
EntrepreNorth students are in Whitehorse this week for their final gathering of their six-month training and mentorship program.
EnrepreNorth is a program offered to northern entrepreneurs to help get their own businesses off the ground and EntrepreNorth Project Director Benjamin Scott says the first cohorts are coming from all across the north.
"We did our first call for applications last May and then selected our first cohort over the summer. Basically what we're trying to do is work with and empower Indigenous and community-based entrepreneurs to build sustainable business in the livelihoods across northern Canada."
Distance learning and gatherings take place in all three territorial capitals during the program, and Scott says the program is made up of multiple foundations.
"We have everything from marketing and digital marketing, sales, finances, accounting, legal topics, e-commerce, operations and business strategies and goals. We try not to do not just Business 101 stuff but to try to have deep dives with each of the entrepreneurs."
One local participant includes Na-Cho Nyak Dun First Nations business owner Joella Hogan , who runs Yukon Soaps Company from her home community in Mayo.
For anyone interest on joining the next cohort or for more information on the program, you can visit their website.