Aboriginal Youth Idea Challenge
The Aboriginal Youth Idea Challenge (AYIC) offers Aboriginal youth across Saskatchewan the tools necessary to explore their entrepreneurial interests and mobilize their innovative thinking making their entrepreneurial ideas a reality. AYIC is a business plan competition that provides Aboriginal youth aged 16-35 access to entrepreneurial learning opportunities and mentorship in the development of a self-sustaining business model.
The main goals of this program are to:
- Engage and mobilize Aboriginal youth in the innovative thinking process;
- Facilitate mentorship and develop support systems necessary for entrepreneurial success;
- Provide start-up or expansion capital to Aboriginal entrepreneurs;
- Build entrepreneurial and life skills, such as creative thinking, team building, networking, professional communication, business knowledge, and business plan preparation skills.
The long-term well-being of Saskatchewan’s economy relies on greater integration of Aboriginal involvement in all business sectors; the AYIC program is about enabling Aboriginal youth to prosper on their own.
February 9th and March 2nd – Optional one-on-one sessions
March 21st- Final Gala
All workshops are:
1:00 pm-3:00 pm.
For additional information or inquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please review the Terms of Reference to ensure your eligibility.
Click here to view: Terms of Reference
Aboriginal Youth Idea Challenge 2013 will run a series of workshops in the months of January and February. The exact dates will be announced in the near future.