The I-ACE Program
Some individuals are deterred from starting a business because they believe they lack the entrepreneurial knowledge needed to create and maintain a successful start-up. Others are looking for resources to facilitate the transition from a business idea into business ownership or to improve a pre-existing enterprise they own or manage. The Indigenous Advancement of Cultural Entrepreneurship Program provides prospective entrepreneurs with the skills, knowledge, and mentorship needed to successfully start and manage a business, serve the community with confidence, and foster economic development without foregoing traditional Indigenous values. TRICORP has partnered with the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria to create and deliver I-ACE, providing top entrepreneurial education and mentorship to students directly in their community.