Young entrepreneurs invited to build their business skills

The Niagara Young Entrepreneur Kick-Off Weekend is coming up and organizers are looking for Niagara residents between the ages of 18 and 29 to participate.

Based on the international Startup Weekend, the program runs from Friday, Nov. 2 to Sunday Nov. 4 and takes participants through the process of creating a real company while working with their peers and mentors.

The event, hosted by Brock University’s BioLinc and Niagara College’s ncTakeOff program provides experiential education for young people interested in entrepreneurship. Through the program, they will create working startups, collaborate with like-minded individuals and broaden their networks. Only new ideas are allowed to be pitched at the event so participants don’t need any prior business experience to take part.

Those unable to attend the whole weekend are invited to the Friday, Nov. 2 night kick-off reception and keynote lecture from Barry Wright, who studies leadership and change as an Associate Professor at the Goodman School of Business. The keynote starts at 5 p.m. in the Scotiabank Atrium of Brock’s Cairns Complex.

The cost of the weekend is $15 and includes all materials and meals. If cost is a barrier to participation, sponsorship plans are available. Register now by visiting the ticket page.

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