Entrepreneur Speaker Series

Join us as local entrepreneurs share their hard-won start up successes & laugh out loud blunders. A useful conversation while connecting with a community of engaged Yukoners. Powered by Marg & Rolf Hougen.

We record the talks as we build an archive of the lessons learned by Yukon’s most intrepid entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneur Documentary Series: Kaska Dena Designs

This is the inspiring story of Natasha Peter, owner, and artist of Kaska Dena Designs. Through her work, she honours her teachers, heals, connects with her culture, and absorbs the inspiration of the land. She creates from her heart. With each stitch, a legacy is sewn. We hope you are as inspired and moved by her story and art as we are.

Entrepreneur Documentary Series: Aurum Skincare

This short documentary elegantly captures the work and ethos of Aurum Skincare. A compelling portrait of two entrepreneurs, Joanne Sherrard and Elise McCormick, who not only sought a solution to their problem, but built a lab to create the solution, bottle it, and then sell it nationally; all while honouring their respect for nature. We hope you feel as moved by Joanne and Elise’s purpose and self determination as we are.

Entrepreneur Documentary Series: DISCOVELO

DISCOVELO is on a mission to empower students to learn better in the classroom by regulating their emotional state through exercise. Learn more about DISCOVELO, and founders Scott Keesey and John Carson, in this short documentary.

Entrepreneur Documentary Series: Grandma Treesaw’s Bannock

Grandma Treesaw’s Bannock is more than a business to Teresa Ward. This short documentary tells the story of how Teresa runs her growing business, what motivates her to persevere, and what her dreams for the future of Grandma Treesaw’s Bannock are.

Neil Hartling shares his story.

Megan Guná Jensen shares her story.

Joella Hougen, of Yukon Soaps Company, shares her story.

Matt Douglas, of Mammoth Agency, shares his story.

Sonny Grey, of North Star Agriculture, shares his story.

Mark Wykes, of Independent Grocery, shares his story.

Larra Daley, of Cultured Fine Cheese shares her story.

Andrew Seymour and Eddie Rideout, of Wayfarer Oyster House, share their story.

Rolf Hougen shares his story. To watch the entire conversation, go here.

Jenny Tyldesley and Deborah Turner- Davis, of Yukon Bonanza Box, share their story. To listen to the entire conversation, go here.

Luke Legault, of Wandering Bison, shares his story.To listen to the entire conversation, go here.

Luann Baker-Johnson, of Lumel Studios, shares their story. To listen to the entire conversation, go here.

Myles and Tanner Hougen, of Yukon Built, share their story. To listen to the entire conversation, go here.

If you are interested in being featured in our Entrepreneur Speaker Series, please let us know here.