ThriveNorth Business Challenge
Presented by BDC

The ThriveNorth Business Challenge is an open competition where young people aged 18-39 from the Northern region of B.C. can showcase their business ideas and get the support they need to make them a reality.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 ThriveNorth Business Challenge!

Best Growth Opportunity: A business currently in operations looking to expand through increased staff, new locations or new products and services

  • Winner: Marcie LeBlanc, LeBLANC Boutique - $10,000

Best New Business (18-28): A business at any stage prior to launch, by an entrepreneur between the ages of 18 and 28

  • Winner: Kevin Febril, Wandering Bear - $10,000

Best New Business (29-39): A business at any stage prior to launch, by an entrepreneur between the ages of 29-39

  • Winner: Bryan Last & Aleksa Havelaar, White Goat Coffee - $10,000

Audience Award: A business at any stage prior to launch, by an entrepreneur between the ages of 29-39

  • Winner: Andréa Harmel & Kory Yamashita, Butter Hair Salon - $5,000

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Thank you to all the outstanding young and emerging entrepreneurs who participated in the 2017 ThriveNorth Business Challenge and to everyone in the community that showed their support for these business owners.

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