We are pleased to announce that the 2016 Youth Ventures program is now up and running. For 2016 there are 22 coordinators stationed all across Newfoundland and Labrador, ensuring every region is covered, and the tools are there for you to get your business ideas off the ground this summer.
What do coordinators do?
All of your coordinators have diverse backgrounds and a knowledge base to connect you to the business resources and opportunities available to youth in Newfoundland and Labrador. So whether you’re looking for someone to sit with and hash out your ideas, a connection to help you get to know the region, help with how to make your first sale, or advice on how to expand your future empire, your coordinator is there for you.
If you’ve been thinking about starting your own business or playing around with ideas in your head, there’s no better time to start than now. Whether you’re 12 years old, or finishing up your university education, there’s huge opportunity in communities all across the province to explore your business ideas and start going after your dreams. If you already have your business started and just need a little bit of extra help to move forward, your coordinators can help with that too.
Youth Ventures is a free program for students aged 12-29 in Newfoundland and Labrador. We don’t take any ownership of your business, there are no fees to join the program, and your coordinators are only here to help you achieve your goals. Many students get involved in the program to get help with marketing materials, access to events, assistance in accessing financing, business plan help, or sometimes just to chat with someone about their ideas. Other times, students are looking to get more connected to the community, whether that’s help with finding a mentor or meeting other entrepreneurs and business owners like themselves.
But how can my coordinator help me?
With over 6000 participants after going through the program, the type of help everyone needs is always a little different. Luckily, your coordinator has a lot of flexibility to help you with your specific needs for your business start up. In some cases, your coordinator may not have the answer you need, but rest assured they can help you find what you’re looking for.
If you want to learn more about how your coordinator can help you, submit your contact information here, and the coordinator for your area will follow up with you shortly!