In December 2019, the ThriveNorth program successfully completed its five-year mandate. Managed by Futurpreneur Canada, the program helped young entrepreneurs in Northern B.C. launch and grow their businesses by connecting them with resources, financing and mentorship.

The next round of finalists are in the ‘Growth Opportunity’ category. Existing business-owners, these contenders are looking to grow their companies, realize their visions and continue pursuing their business goals.

Celebrate entrepreneurship and cheer on the finalists at the Business Challenge Awards Ceremony, March 28 5:30-8 pm. RSVP at http://ow.ly/KpJHH

Kristoffer Pucci
Kristoffer Pucci
Kristoffer Pucci is an environmental management professional and field technician. With a strong connection to the local environment and experience building winter sport equipment, Kristoffer and his partners created Divide Rides. Divide Rides is a ski and snowboard company, dedicated to making gear with locally harvested wood and environmentally friendly materials.
Jeffrey Minhinnick
Jeffrey Minhinnick
Jeffrey Minhinnick is the co-owner of Ye Olde Chop Bloc. Motivated by entrepreneurial drive rather than experience, Jeffrey and his partner opened a barbershop modeled after a surge of similar businesses in big cities. They hope to expand their business to offer the barbershop experience to a wider range of clients, with a new location and possibly even a mobile barber service.
Amy Dopson
Amy Dopson
Amy Dopson is a student at Thompson River University, pursuing her Business Administration Degree in Marketing, with plans to get her Executive MBA in the future. She is the co-founder of PAC 10 Educational Services, a company providing private and group tutoring for school children. Amy and her business partners hope to grow PAC 10, which also offers bursaries to students and makes contributions to the community.
Sean Mitchell
Sean Mitchell
Sean Mitchell is a University of Windsor graduate with an extensive background in the marketing field. He is the owner of Spark Design, a digital marketing agency offering web, graphic design, and marketing services. Sean has won awards for both his business and his volunteering efforts in the community. He hopes to expand Spark Design to open a new Terrace office.

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