In case you missed our Kick-Off & Reverse Pitch event to celebrate the start of Yukon Innovation Week, we want to share the excellent resources we learned about! These opportunities, whether they are funding, marketing support, mentorship, are available to all Yukoners. To start us off, we had a panel of amazing businesses who accessed
Introducing Alix, one of our newest Operations Assistants! What’s your role at Yukonstruct? I’m an Operations Assistant; I’m part of the team who assists folks at the front desk, keeps the space tidy, sets up for programming and events and generally helps ensure Yukonstruct runs smoothly! What do you like most about Yukonstruct? My favourite
Cohort 7 has Launched We are underway with the Fall 2022 Startup Bootcamp and our latest cohort is getting settled in. Read on while we introduce you to our fantastic entrepreneurs! Big Cedar Music Andy is a dedicated and thoughtful music educator with nearly two decades of experience working in a wide variety of settings.
Looking for grant funding? Here are 11 things you need to know
Finding grants can feel like a daunting process. Grants can be difficult to find, hard to qualify for, and highly competitive. Your application and proposal must rise to the top of thousands of applicants. We’re here to help with 11 tips from team Yukonstruct +I&E who work with local entrepreneurs everyday to find funding and
We had the opportunity to sit down with Ziad Sahid, Executive Director of TechYukon, to learn more about what TechYukon is up to these days. From the sounds of it, they are up to some pretty cool stuff!
Yukonstruct member and instructor, Cole Parsons is currently a third-year carpenter working for a small company in Whitehorse. He graduated from a 2-year carpentry program in Nova Scotia in 2017. Carpentry is his passion and he spends the majority of his time in the shop when not at work. His goal is to make every
Yukon changemakers and innovators from across the territory were presented with a Hall of Innovators Award and inducted into the permanent Hall of Innovators in the NorthLight Innovation building at an online awards ceremony on January 27th. Keep reading to learn about the Yukoners who were recognized for their hard work.
Cate Robertson is new to the Makespace community, but she has already left her mark. From tackling brand new skills to instructing workshops, she is a prime example of what this community is all about.
John Quinsey is one of our treasured Makespace community members. Always willing to lend a helping hand, or share his wealth of knowledge with other makers in the space, John is an important and valued member of Yukonstruct. Whether it’s offering advice on wood joinery, or sharing his off-grid adventures at the coffee machine, John
We had the opportunity to interview Astrid Grawehr and Jim Coates of Kryotek, one of Yukon’s most innovative (and coolest) companies, and we are so pumped to share it with you! We covered how Astrid and Jim built Kryotek to what it is today (super cool permafrost sensors, light weight drills, wild fire detectors), what
We are excited to introduce La Petite Maison, a new business that is testing their concept in the kitchen space at NorthLight. This is part of a new initiative to offer a launching space and testing kitchen for food-based businesses, thanks to support from the Yukon government. Entrepreneurs can have up to a one year