How To Go From Innovation to Entrepreneurship

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Join us for this free, 90-minute deep dive, interactive workshop on April 28 at 4:30pm PST / 5:30 pm MT and take your idea to action!

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Presented by Youth Innovation Showcase (SFFBC), League of Innovators (LOI) + GLOWS (KAST)

Now more than ever young people like you are stepping up to the innovation challenges and seeking the skills and tools required to be set up for success with startups that last. Youth Innovation Showcase, GLOWS and League of Innovators have partnered to host this session focused on turning your ideas into viable businesses so you can continue to work on sustainable solutions that are impactful and matter to you.

During this workshop you’ll hear stories and insights firsthand from other young entrepreneurs that are currently doing or have done doing the work and know the practical tips that work to help you develop your idea and better equip you as an innovator and entrepreneur.

Who Should Sign Up?

  • Youth ages 12-24 from across Canada
  • Youth that have an idea that is ready to validate and take action on
  • Curious minds that want to know more about entrepreneurship
  • YIS Community: Youth from BC + Yukon that have pitched previously or will pitch their idea for the 2021 Youth Innovation Showcase + Science Fair participants
  • GLOWS Community: Youth in the Kootenay region in BC + beyond interested in Growing & Learning Opportunities With STEAM
  • LOI Community: Youth curious about entrepreneurship and innovation especially from the LOI Innovators Academy community

Learning Outcomes

  • Become familiar with the process of problem solving for entrepreneurship
  • Learn how to come up with creative ideas
  • Learn how to communicate your ideas

Meet Our Speakers

Alessa Amato

As an anemic with a soy allergy, Alessandra found it incredibly difficult to find sustainable food options that met her dietary needs. After discovering algae and its potential she cofounded Algi to address this gap. Algi creates delicious and sustainable food products centered around spirulina algae. Alessandra completed her BSc at Queen’s University and is currently an MSc candidate at McGill University in Kinesiology. In her free time, Alessandra enjoys playing with her dog, Ramsay, trying new foods, and exploring new cities.

Myles Peterson

Myles is a recent high school graduate who has already founded Terracore Plastic Company, at the age of 18!

  • Terracore Plastic Company will be able to directly remove plastic waste from communities around the world, decreasing the levels of hazardous microplastics on a global scale.
  • This recycling company uses chemical processes to recycle plastic. Currently, they are selling merchandise to raise funds to open a processing facility in the Kootenay region. When the factory opens, they will offer products made from plastics recycled in the Kootenays.
  • In the future, they plan to sell their manufactured products and resin in bulk on a global scale, with factories in multiple countries.
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