Get Your Buck in Gear! Business Boot Camp for Young Entrepreneurs

By Contributor
September 8th, 2010

All great businesses and employers started at one time with one idea, one person and one drive to do things differently, better or perhaps do something entirely new all together.  We’re looking to find those folks in the Kootenay and help them “Get their buck in gear!”
This two and half day, entrepreneurship immersion program is structured to offer practical and hands on learning from generating new ideas, developing them into effective business plans and ultimately launching a new venture. Attendees will participate in sessions that focus on core components of business and entrepreneurship education: idea generation, vision, sales, networking, and technology.
Budding business moguls will learn first- hand from young, local entrepreneurs who just like them had the ambition to take their future into their own hands and launched successful businesses.   Entrepreneurs speaking and coaching:  Andrew Zwicker – Lone Sheep Publishing
Julie Breton – Fresh Blend
Rik Logtenberg – Yellowseed
Andy Chute – Funktion Design
Amy Ropbillard – Little Miss Gelato
Fiona Richards – Cartolina
Amber Hayes – Adventure Engine

Building on KAST’s commitment to growing the region’s economy and fostering entrepreneurship we’re launching the first annual Business Boot Camp for Young Entrepreneurs to inspire youth to consider the possibility of creating their own opportunities and jobs.  Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday September 24th-26th
Location: Prestige Lakeside Resort, 701 Lakeside Drive, Nelson
Register: For more info and registration log on to www.kast.com under the events section, email info@kast.com or call 250-483-5052  Sponsored by: KAST, BDC, FORTIS BC, Columbia Basin Trust, Nelson District Credit Union, Juggernaut Marketing, Youth Employment Resource Center  About KAST: The Kootenay Association for Science and Technology (KAST) is a registered non-profit society whose members live and work throughout the West Kootenay-Boundary region and represent a broad range of interests in local industry, business, education and government. KAST works to foster a culture that values science, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship as activities vital to maintaining and enhancing the competitiveness of the region. KAST organizes and supports events and initiatives that help to stimulate the growth of science and technology in the region. KAST also works at fostering interest in Science in youth, sponsoring and organizing numerous events around the region.

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