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Laurence Knowles

Laurence Knowles

Laurence Knowles Haida Artist NW-ACE & A-ACE Graduate “When you get the entrepreneur mindset you become much more aware of new opportunities every day, plus it’s fun to build something from nothing”- Laurence Knowles Laurence Knowles is a talented artist and...

Aileen Hans

Aileen Hans

Aileen Hans Haida Gwaii Scooter Rentals Haida Owned and Operated (HO2) Graduate Aileen Hans has always called Haida Gwaii home and is enthusiastic to share her knowledge of unique and beautiful locations with visitors. When she’s not working, Aileen loves to explore...

Lyle R. Campbell

Lyle R. Campbell

Lyle R. Campbell Haida Artist and Carver NW-ACE Graduate "Greatness lies within each and every one of us. It is entirely up to you to have the courage to tap into it." - Lyle R. Campbell Lyle Campbell is of the Sta-Sta-aas, Songalth Tribe of the Kaighani People of...

Celebrating Culture, Diversity, and Successes: National Aboriginal Day

Celebrating Culture, Diversity, and Successes: National Aboriginal Day

“It is an opportunity for all of us to celebrate our respect and admiration for First Nations, for Inuit, for Metis – for the past, the present and the future” –Adrienne Clarkson On June 21st the 21st National Aboriginal Day will be celebrated across Canada. National...

Brian Brown

Brian Brown

  Brian Brown, NW-ACE Cohort 8, is an entrepreneur with plans to provide a unique flavor to the local restaurant market in New Hazelton through Checkers Pizza. Checkers Pizza currently operates in Terrace, BC, and not only boasts patented recipes and possesses...

Crowdfunding’s impact on business value creation

Crowdfunding’s impact on business value creation

Finding Your Crowd: A comprehensive guide to Canadian crowdfunding (part 1) Crowdfunding. Some of you might think of it as the ultimate, democratic financing method, where anyone with a great business concept can earn the fortune needed to bring it to reality, and...

“Being an entrepreneur is about creating your dreams” 

“Being an entrepreneur is about creating your dreams” 

Opportunity Cost Finding your perfect path [clear-line] op·por·tu·ni·ty cost ɑ̀pərtúnəti kɑ́st noun ECONOMICS noun: opportunity cost; plural noun: opportunity costs the loss of potential gain from other alternatives when one alternative is chosen. "idle cash balances...

Coverage in the Media

Members of the ACE Program are making news!

Lianna Spence: With her own work on hold, B.C. artist raises grocery money for elders during the pandemic

Lianna Spence, NW-ACE Graduate on Journeys with Kiefer Collision

Reid Skelton Morven, NW-ACE Graduate on Journeys with Kiefer Collision

Patrick Shannon, Haida Owned and Operated Graduate, on Journeys with Kiefer Collision

Nakkita Trimble, NW-ACE Graduate on Journeys with Kiefer Collision

Cory Stephens, NW-ACE Program Manager on Journeys with Kiefer Collision

Cory Stephens, NW-ACE Program Manager, & Dana Foster, NW-ACE Graduate on CBC News BC North by Northwest (11:50 – 26:16)

Patrick Shannon Named B.C.’s Young Aboriginal Entrepreneur of the Year

How Can Visitors Best Explore Canada’s Indigenous Culture?

Haida Gwaii Caught in he Midst of World Plastic Pollution

Spotlight on Michelle & Trenton of Silver Grizzly Transportation

NW-ACE Program Earns Prestigious Honours

Harnessing Ideas

Universities bring real world into entrepreneur program

Empowering Aboriginal Entrepreneurs

New program at UVic for Aboriginal entrepreneurs

On the Street: Entrepreneur training…

How a B-school is helping Aboriginal startups

Aboriginal Entrepreneurship gets boost in NW BC

Aboriginal Entrepreneurs have HEART

NW-ACE grads celebrate in style

NW-ACE Students Provide Gift

Highway of Tears t-shirts raise awareness about missing and murdered women

Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs Program Honoured as Best in the World

Heart of our City: Wayne Fast Finding ‘Peace of Mind’ in Prince Rupert

UVic News: Aboriginal Canadian entrepreneurs program honoured as best in the world

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