Tag Archives: Enterprize Challenge

Enterprize Challenge 2019 Now Open for Entries

For the finalists, it’s the chance to take home thousands of dollars in prizes to kickstart a business idea, and for all participants serious about their start-up, it’s an invaluable business bootcamp. The 2019 Enterprize Challenge, hosted by Community Futures North Okanagan, is now open for registration. Organizers say if last year’s entries are any […]

LOCALITY takes the lead at Enterprize 2018!

Julia Allen and Kate Johnson—the founders of LOCALITY, which delivers quarterly subscription boxes of Okanagan goods—held hands as VantageOne Credit Union CEO Glenn Benischek took to the stage to announce the winners of Enterprize Challenge 2018. But as he announced the business that took third place (Steakholder, Richard and Danielle Toperczer), and then second place […]

Enterprize Challenge 2018 Finalists Announced

From a ‘glamping’ wellness resort and athletic wear for plus-size women to a First Nation’s café and gift shop and an ethical beef-sharing program, the ideas among this year’s Enterprize Challenge finalists show where there is a niche, there is a business. Community Futures North Okanagan, which hosts the annual Enterprize Challenge, has just announced […]

Jolly Good Spudz Takes Top Prize at Enterprize Challenge

Martin Paris dared to hope his business idea would be chosen as one of the top three winners in the Enterprize Challenge. He moved from his native England to Vernon five years ago, and while he’s held jobs in construction, his love is in the kitchen, namely potatoes. Back in Coventry, UK, his family once […]

Enterprize Challenge 2017 Finalists Announced: Part 2

Community Futures North Okanagan lists the next five of 10 finalists competing for $35,000 in Enterprize prizes! There’s a shop where you can buy hand-baked spuds and a storefront that sells local artisans’ wares. There’s a place to rent RV’s, have your skin health analyzed and your audio-visual needs fulfilled. It seems the third annual […]

Enterprize Challenge 2017 Finalists Announced

FROM A BARBERSHOP that sells suspenders and a lake-floating convenience store to a life celebrant for baby-naming ceremonies, this year’s Enterprize Challenge finalists have some unique and inspiring business ideas set to enhance the Okanagan’s already impressive entrepreneurial landscape. Community Futures North Okanagan, which hosts the annual Enterprize Challenge, has just announced the first five […]