Innovating Rural Communities

EXPLORE: Youth Entrepreneurship Cohort Applications Closed!

Applications are officially closed for the 2020 Fall Cohort.  

Over the upcoming months, each participant will be highlighted as they develop their business ideas and bring their ideas to market, stay tuned!

EXPLORE is a six-month program to support youth while they explore entrepreneurship and get hands on with starting their own businesses. Up to $5,000 is available for anyone under 25 to help seed their venture and workshops are held throughout the program to teach the fundamental skills of running a business.

Are you a young entrepreneur that could use seed funding and resources at your fingertips?

Sign up for our community newsletter to find out when applications open for our next cohort!

Business Development

Work with industry experts on developing your business plan to take your venture to the next level!

Marketing & Social Media

Learn skills from industry experts on capturing your ideal customer, and keeping them!

Financial Planning

This session will give you one-on-one advice from a financial expert on how to maximize the funding available for your business venture.

Sales Foundations

Learn how to be a productive salesperson, all while enhancing your products positioning to your customers!

Meet Our Cohort!

SMPLX Nutrition was co-founded by Nathan Robichaud and Graham Cromwell to create a unique, carbon-neutral line of all-in-one fitness supplements designed for resistance training; and are beginning development on an app wherein accredited fitness trainers can be crowd-sourced and hired for remote training and meal plan sessions.

Drastic Scholastic Thermoplastic (DST) was co-founded by Adam Starr and Max Gauthier as they aim to revolutionize how we approach plastic waste management by introducing an effective alternative to traditional recycling: community-based recycling. This type of recycling incentivizes community members to repurpose their plastic waste into unique, 100% post-consumed plastic products that are in-demand and valued by that specific community.

Pyon Electric was co-founded by Scott Young and Nicholas Popp to allow electric vehicles to reach their full potential by developing and implementing custom Battery Management Systems. Their aim is to give companies a competitive advantage with the increased performance given by their systems.