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Technology Alliance Launches Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurs Program

Wednesday October 2nd, 2013, 1:56pm


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The Windsor-Essex Technology Alliance has launched a program to support Aboriginal Youth Entrepreneurs in Windsor and Essex County.

The program integrates 20 aboriginal youth ages 18-29 into the region’s economy by showing a path to self-employment through an intensive, ongoing and hands-on series of entrepreneurial seminars led by business advisory organizations and local startup entrepreneurs. After the seminars, four of the aboriginal youth will be invited to launch their startups in the Downtown Business Accelerator.

“These activities will provide a grounding in the fundamentals of starting and operating a business, mentoring and support from newly established networks, says Karen Behune Plunkett, President and CEO of WEtech Alliance.

“The fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in Canada is the aboriginal community,” says Dr. Irek Kusmierczyk, Director of Robotics and Youth Programs at WEtech Alliance.

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