Tourism and Culture Startup Bootcamp

An Accelerated 8-Week Business Program to Fuel Your Business or Validate Your Idea and Let YOUR Dreams Take Flight!

Are you passionate about tourism, culture, and creating unforgettable experiences for travelers? Whether you dream of running your own tourism operation, starting a culinary venture, or curating authentic cultural encounters, our Tourism and Culture Business Bootcamp is your passport to turning your vision into a sustainable business. Send in your application by December 13th to find out if you’ll be 1-of 10 entrepreneurs selected for Cohort 8.

What we offer:

  • Interactive Classes: Engage in 8 in-person classes that make learning enjoyable and practical. 
  • Hands-On Learning: Dive into weekly mini projects for a hands-on, experiential approach to mastering new skills.
  • Workshops: Take your learning online and access national experts.
  • Personal Coaching: Receive one-on-one private coaching sessions tailored to your specific needs.
  • Networking Opportunities: Connect with mentors and expand your professional network.
  • Exclusive Resources: Access a treasure trove of specialized tools and resources to accelerate your growth.
The Startup Bootcamp is right for you if:
  • Committed to your idea: Whether you’re ready to launch your idea or are already running a business, we’re here to help you thrive.
  • Passionate about success: If you dream of having a thriving business in the tourism and culture sector, this program is for you.
  • Willing to learn: You’re open to exploring new ideas, strategies, and perspectives as you plan for your business.
  • Ready to do the hard work: Are you willing to roll up your sleeves and put in the work to make your business a success?
The Startup Bootcamp is NOT for you if:
  • You can’t dedicate 10 – 15 hours a week to building your business through hands-on training and mentorship
  • You haven’t picked an idea or have too many to choose from
  • You only want one aspect of the program
  • You aren’t ready to push yourself yet


If that sounds like you, we can still help you!! Check out these programs made for you:

Okay, I’m In—But Is My Business Ready?

Maybe you have a business, but you…

  • Want to go full-time but aren’t sure how.
  • Want to create a new product or revenue stream and need support launching it?
  • Have let go of opportunities because you didn’t have the administration/structure in place.
  • Might be feeling overwhelmed with everything you need to learn.
  • Feel like everything is happening too fast and too slow at the same time.

 You have a business idea and you 

  • Are committed to getting your business launched.
  • See a clear problem but aren’t clear on the solution or how it would work.
  • Aren’t sure who would buy your product/services?
  • Aren’t sure how to find customers and what they would pay.
  • This is your first business and you want to do it right.
  • Have already taken steps to get your business going but need confidence to say it out loud.
Still not sure it’s a fit? Get in touch!
We’ll give you a chance to voice your concerns and find support that works for you.
What You’ll Get:
Natasha Peter
Kaska Dena Designs

Cohort 6 – Local Leaders

Fall 2021

Teresa Ward
Grandma Treesaw’s Bannock

Cohort 6 – Local Leaders

Fall 2021


In-person at Northlight Innovation, pending cohort availability

Program Costs

If cost is a barrier to your participation, email

Program Starts

February 3, 2024 to April 6, 2024

Application Deadline

December 13th, 2023

Candidates are invited to interview


Weekly Sessions

Saturdays, 10 AM – 4 PM, pending cohort availability

If you have any questions, please contact or call us at (867) 457-0150