ThriveNorth Business Challenge

Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of the 2016 ThriveNorth Business Challenge!

Best New Business

  • Winner: Bobby Middleton, The Saw Shack, Terrace - $10,000
  • Runner-up: Jill Whitfield, Repose, Terrace - $2,500

Best New Social Enterprise

  • Winner: Heather Bohn, Our Roots, Terrace - $10,000
  • Runner-up: Andrea Pollock, Island Sugar, Prince Rupert - $2,500

Best Growth Opportunity

  • Winner: Kristine Ewald and Simone Crook, Transcend Fitness, Terrace - $10,000
  • Runner-up: Johanne Chaine, Peoples Pharmacy, Terrace - $2,500

Find out more! Visit our blog for biographies on these young entrepreneurs and our press release for information about the contest and the event.

Thank you to all the outstanding young and emerging entrepreneurs who participated in the 2016 ThriveNorth Business Challenge and to everyone in the community that showed their support for these business owners.

Business Challenge 2016-winners

The ThriveNorth Business Challenge is a pitch competition for emerging business owners between 18 and 39 years old in the Northwest region of British Columbia. Participants get access to training, networks and funding up to $10,000 to help them start and grow their businesses. The competition is hosted by Futurpreneur Canada and Prince Rupert LNG (the LNG project proposed for Ridley Island).

ThriveNorth Business Challenge Categories:

  • Best New Business – For participants whose businesses are at any stage prior to launch.
  • Best New Social Enterprise – For participants whose businesses are at any stage prior to launch that use a for-profit business model to address social or economic issues.
  • Best Growth Opportunity – For participants with businesses that are currently operating and are looking to grow through increased staff, new locations or new products or services.

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