Northern entrepreneurs wow in Whitehorse Pitch@Palace event

Two women speaking to a crowd

by Canadian Innovation Space
Apr 30, 2019

Pitch@Palace Canada On Tour headed North on April 26th to Whitehorse, Yukon, where 14 entrepreneurs shared their business ideas at Yukon College NorthLight Innovation Hub, the first innovation hub in Canada’s North.

The Honourable Angélique Bernard, Commissioner of Yukon, announced the winners who will be travelling to Toronto for the next phase of Pitch@Palace Canada during Canadian Innovation Week:

  • Apprendo provides a platform for learners, businesses and educators to connect, making it easy for corporations to compare and purchase training services and content.
  • Aurum Skincare leverages the power of bio-fermentation to bring underutilized natural resources to high-end consumer markets in the health and wellness sector.
  • Proskida’s smart ski pole grip is helping the world’s cross-country skiers train smarter so they can get better faster.
  • iMIRGE Medical is a medical imaging company that has prototyped a portable image guidance system that can improve patient outcomes in developing countries.

“Pitch@Palace is a great opportunity to showcase the creativity and innovation of Yukoners. All the pitches impressed me; it was hard to choose only four!” said Madame Bernard.

Senator Pat Duncan and Justin Ferbey, Deputy Minister for Economic Development in the Yukon, were among the audience members.

Thank you to every entrepreneur who participated, Yukon College for their collaboration and warm welcome, and BMO for their ongoing support.

Our final On Tour event is in Montreal on May 7.

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