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ABOUT IYIC

The Indigenous Youth Idea Challenge (IYIC) provides Saskatchewan Indigenous Youth ages 14-30 the tools necessary to make their entrepreneurial interests a reality. The participants engage in workshops starting in November to develop a self-sustaining business plan. Topics covered at the workshops include business planning, accounting, finances, marketing, and more. The top five participants then present their business plan at the annual Final Gala to judges to compete for start-up capital. 
For the 2020-2021 year, IYIC had gone virtual for the first time in over 15 years of the challenge. 
 
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IYIC 2021 FINAL GALA

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The 2021 Indigenous Youth Idea Challenge Gala presented by Affinity Credit Union is a celebration of Indigenous entrepreneurship; it brings together Challenge participants, workshop presenters, and sponsors in a night of business pitches on Indigenous entrepreneurship in Saskatchewan.
 
 The IYIC Final Gala 2021 was held on the online platform Hopin on February 25th, at 6pm. 

2021 TOP FINALISTS

1st Place

Heather O'Watch

(Leading Sage Marketing)

 
2nd Place

Brittani Gmable

(Britt's Beauty Lounge)


3rd Place

Kayla Littlepoplar

(Kiskinwahamātowin : Learning Cree)

Under 19 Category

Kayla Littlepoplar

(Kiskinwahamātowin : Learning Cree)

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