Online Tłı̨chǫ Community Ideation Workshop - August 25-27, 2020

EntrepreNorth is hosting a FREE ONLINE Community Ideation Workshop in partnership with Tłı̨chǫ Government for members between 19 to 35 years of age. Workshop participants will be guided through a design thinking process to develop a business idea using The Multi-Directional Business Compass. The Compass offers an Indigenous-centered perspective for thinking about business, community, and economic impact in a more circular and holistic way.  Following the workshop, participants will gain access to online business education content and exercises covered in the workshop. The workshop will wrap up with a fun pitch event and prizes to celebrate and honour everyone's work.
  •  Facilitators: Benjamin Scott, Project Director & Xina Cowan, Community Manager 

Who Should Apply

Tłı̨chǫ community members between the ages of 19-35 residing in the Tłı̨chǫ region (including members living in Yellowknife) who have a business idea that they want to explore and develop. ​Only 10 spots available, so don't wait to apply.


 Participants must have a computer and internet access. The Tłı̨chǫ Government will offer complimentary hotspot service for those who require it.  Participants must be available from 9am - 12pm on August 25, 26 and 27. 

Workshop Agenda

  • Day 1: August 25th (9am - 12pm)
    • Welcome & Opening Ceremony
    • ​Introductions
    • The Multi-Directional Business Compass Overview
    • Starting with Why
    • Customer Personas
  • Day 2: August 26th (9am - 12pm)
    • Value Creation Design
    • ​Business Model Mapping
  • Day 3: August 27th (9am - 12pm)
    • Mini Pitch Competition
    • ​Guest Speaker
    • Closing Ceremony​
Pitch Prizes ​
  • 1st - $250 cash prize; 6-month free Shopify subscription; EntrepreNorth social media post feature
  • ​2nd - 6-month free Shopify subscription; $50 certificate for EntrepreNorth alumni product
  • 3rd - 6-month free Shopify subscription
  • ​All participants get an EntrepreNorth care package and swag!​
Apply Online Now
For any questions, please contact EntrepreNorth's Community Manager, Xina Cowan:

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