Community Futures and VantageOne Credit Union have selected the seven finalists for the Enterprize Challenge 2016. Not unlike CBC’s Dragons Den, the Enterprize Challenge is designed to give new startup business owners the chance to pitch their business idea to a panel of judges. Three of these finalists will share over $30,000 in Business Service Packages.
Parks Sustainable Design Build LTD – Matthew Parks
An energy efficient home design, construction and renovation service.
The first major special effects studio in the Okanagan that works in post-production for TV, film and online video.
Out and About – Kathleen Colquhoun
“Out and About” is a driving and companion service that supports seniors and others who may be isolated and facing barriers which make it difficult or impossible to access community supports. They provide the opportunity for community members to engage in normal activities by assisting them to doctor’s appointments, shopping, and organized events. “Out and About” offers a safe, friendly and helpful alternative to seniors and others who are requiring transportation to and from their home.
Brent Selver Designs Brent Selver
Love to commute around town or want to start? Convert-a-bike is a cost effective and simple way for bike owners to convert their existing pedal bike to a work bicycle. Often the problem with riding bikes to work, or to run errands is the lack of space and the ability to store things. This easy conversion kit allows the user to safely transport themselves along with their stuff. Interested? Check out Brent’s proto type at the upcoming Trade Show.
Final judging for the Enterprize Challenge takes place on April 5th. The public will have an opportunity to attend a tradeshow and awards event that will showcase all participants and their business ideas. The date and time for this event is April 12th, 4:00pm to 6:00pm; and the venue is the Kal View Room at Okanagan College.The community Futures Enterprize Challenge 2016 is presented by VantageOne Credit Union. Other partners and sponsors for this initiative include, Nixon Wenger, KPMG, Sproing Creative, City of Vernon, Okanagan College, the Morning Star, and Sun FM.