Innovation & Entrepreneurship

CCI client posing with his invention, a skateboard stick

Unleashing Yukoners’ unlimited potential to innovate.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship is here to support you, your ideas and the North. Take the next step.

Contact us today

What We Do

Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) at Yukon College provides entrepreneurs with access to a wide range of supports critical to bringing their ideas to life, such as funding for developing and testing prototypes, intellectual property protection and product scaling and commercialization. We empower innovators and entrepreneurs to realize their full potential by enabling the most advantageous resources, expertise, space and funding. 

I&E also provides invaluable connections for business-specific services including legal and accounting services, business coaching, and professional services and expertise suited to specific projects. I&E links innovators to coaches and mentors, and to a network of businesses and entrepreneur-focused groups locally, regionally and nationally. 

 

Who We Are

Meet our team at I&E. Our project innovation officer help ensure that all applicants are supported at every stage of the entrepreneurial journey, from conceptualizing their idea and formulating the application to actually going to market. 

Attend one of the information sessions later this month, hosted by I&E, located downtown Whitehorse inside the NorthLight Innovation Hub at 2180 2nd Avenue or email innovation@yukoncollege.yk.ca to book an appointment. We look forward to meeting you and connecting on your idea!

Innovation & Entrepreneurship team (L - R) Clement Richard, Alessia Guthrie, Lauren Manekin Beille, Bronwen Duncan, and Caitlyn MacMaster.

Women's Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub 

Yukon College Innovation & Entrepreneurship is one of nine and the only northern Canadian hub for Women's Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH).

WEKH is setting up regional hubs across the country, with a vast network of partners led by Ryerson University’s Diversity Institute, in collaboration with Ryerson’s Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship and the Ted Rogers School of Management.

Partnerships are crucial to meet the needs of diverse women across Canadian sectors, with the capacity to reach more than 250 organizations and 100,000 women entrepreneurs at all different stages of development.

Find out more www.wekh.ca 

 

Upcoming Events

Women's Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH) Launch

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 11:00 AM at NorthLight Innovation, Yukon College entrance (2180 2nd Ave, Whitehorse)

Design Jam North

  • Saturday, November 30, 2019, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM  at NorthLight Innovation (2180 2nd Ave, Whitehorse)
  • Event in partnership with NVD, YukonStruct and TechYukon
  • Please register HERE
Yukon College @ NorthLight Innovation Hub