The Canadian Youth Business Foundation has selected 30 dynamic young Canadian entrepreneurs to form the official Canadian delegation at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) in Nice, France on October 31-November 2, 2011. The G20 YES is an annual international summit that brings together dedicated and influential entrepreneurs of the G20 countries. Kendal Netmaker is a Canadian delegate.

  • My motto: “When you have a dream, obstacles will always be there, it’s just up to you on how you challenge them.”
  • Company name:  Neechie Gear
  • Activity: Apparel
  • Number of employees: 3
  • Headquarters’ Address: #203-411 Tait Court, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, CANADA, S7H 5L3
  • Website:

Why did I become an entrepreneur:

I always wanted to create my own clothing line that was truly unique. On top of offering a variety of products for men, women, babies and toddlers, Neechie Gear (‘Neechie’ means ‘my friend’ in the Cree language) also creates and supports youth sports teams. I developed the concept on a ‘need’ I recognized that had to be filled. Neechie Gear would not have been possible without funds from various business competitions.

My best moment as an entrepreneur, my success:

In 2011, I have been fortunate enough to compete and be successful in some of the best business plan/pitch competitions in North America.

My next challenge:

I am constantly pushing myself to expand Neechie Gear and bring fresh designs to the market. I am working on further developing my website and also having more stores carry my product.

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