New program at UVic for Aboriginal entrepreneurs

June 5, 2013

The first session of the new Northwest Aboriginal Canadian Entrepreneurs (NW-ACE) program at the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business is underway with a full roster. The NW-ACE program, designed to educate and support Aboriginal peoples in Northern BC who want to start their own business, involves 6 weeks of classroom instruction followed by a 12-week entrepreneurial mentorship. Frank Parnell, CEO of partner company TRICORP, states that there has never been a better time for such a program, considering the “perfect storm” of new business opportunities and the willingness of companies to engage with Aboriginal businesses and individuals. NW-ACE News | Victoria Times Colonist | Globe and Mail