Celebrating Connections: A Recap of Yukon Innovation Week 2023
What an amazing journey we’ve had during Yukon Innovation Week! Now, as we collectively pause to reflect on the surge of innovation and connections forged throughout this extraordinary week, it’s clear that the impact goes far beyond our initial expectations. Under the theme ‘Connecting Innovators,’ we immersed ourselves in a dynamic celebration that transcended the…
Meet the makers: Adam White
Meet the makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our community. Adam White is our new Events and Social Media Coordinator.
Spotlight on Kryotek
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…
Crêpes are now on the menu at NorthLight!
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…
Introducing the Yukonstruct Board 2021
We had a fantastic AGM last night, that saw a NEW executive come into place along with an some exciting new directors, and we are happy to have some familiar faces stay with us for another term!
Meet the Makers: Lisa Preto
Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our community. Lisa Preto is our new Community Outreach Manager.
Meet the Makers: Cat Kelly
Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our community. Cat Kelly is our new Director of Entrepreneurship Programming.
Introducing the STEM to MARKET Bootcamp
The fourth Startup Bootcamp, STEM to MARKET, launched this month at Yukonstruct. Focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) businesses, this iteration of the bootcamp is an exciting twist on previous bootcamps. The STEM cohort focuses on technical startup founders, and works to provide them with the support they need to bring their idea to…
Spotlight on Esther Bordet We had the pleasure of learning more about longtime Yukonstruct member, Esther Bordet, and her new business. Esther has been a member of Yukonstruct since the early days, first joining the old makerspace where she constructed elements of her cabin (which she built herself!), transitioning to the current Makespace, and then…
Hall of Innovators Awards Ceremony
This year, we were so proud to launch the inaugural Hall of Innovators Awards Ceremony! A call was made to the public to nominate Yukoners who have shown exceptional dedication to improving the lives of others in the territory with their innovative spirit and contributions – the nominations that came in were heartwarming and inspiring.
MEET THE MAKERS: ASHLEY
Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the people who are building our community. Ashely is our new Operations Assistant.
Startup Bootcamp Called: Women Answered
Yukonstruct welcomed their newest Startup Bootcamp cohort with a live streamed event at NorthLight Innovation that combined both in-person introductions (at a safe distance apart) and zoom-in attendees. The event was the first opportunity for the participants in this fall’s cohort to meet one another and for the public to get their first glimpse of…
Startup Canada’s 2020 Canadian Export Challenge
Startup Canada’s 2020 Canadian Export Challenge (CXC) is fast approaching, with regional pitch competitions running from September 14th to 21st. Despite pivoting to a fully digital event series due to COVID-19, our team has been working hard to make #CXC2020 the best Canadian Export Challenge yet. With an exciting program agenda including presentations by leading…
Welcoming new members to the Yukonstruct board
On July 22, many Yukonstruct members joined the board for the organization’s annual general meeting. The AGM was a success, and we’d like to take a moment to thank and acknowledge our outgoing board members, and welcome a few new members!
Grandma Treesaw’s Yukon Bannock is getting prepared for the U.S. North West market!
Teresa Ward, owner of Grandma Treesaw’s Yukon Bannock and recent graduate of Yukonstruct Startup Bootcamp, has been invited by the Trade Commissioner Service’s British Columbia-Yukon office and Seattle office to participate in a pilot project.
NorthLight Success Story: Michel Duteau x YukonGrow
Listen to Michel Duteau, Yukon entrepreneur and Cospace member, speaking about his entrepreneurial journey at NorthLight Innovation.