Published On: Tuesday, 02 May 2017

Williams Lake Start-Up Program Funds First Round of Participants

Williams Lake Start-Up Program Funds First Round of Participants
The program is designed to encourage new business development in Williams Lake and has been partially funded by the Province’s BC Rural Dividend Fund.

WILLIAMS LAKE - The first Seeding Start-Up Participants pitched their Business Concepts to the Review Panel on Thursday, April 6.

The Review Panel, made up of the jointly funded Project Partners, included representatives from Community Futures of Cariboo Chilcotin, Williams Lake Business Improvement Association, Thompson Rivers University, Williams Lake and Area Chamber of Commerce and City of Williams Lake.

The Seeding Start-Ups Program is designed to encourage new business development in Williams Lake and has been partially funded by the Province’s BC Rural Dividend Fund.

The first participants to go before the panel were representative of the two eligibility groups of the program, the Youth category, (19-29) and 50+ group.

Jessica Pickering is the owner of Circuit Cell Shop. As a new Start-Up, Jessica is eligible for a contribution of up to $1500 from the Youth category of the Seeding Program. Her company offers on-site cell phone repair services, operates between Tuesday - Saturday, and is located in the Delainey’s Mall at 271 Oliver Street.

The second pitch that the Review Panel will be hearing is from Eric Sannes who is about to launch his company On Air Training and Consulting. This business will provide professional broadcast services and training to a variety of associations, societies and groups who are looking to increase their communication skills.

Falling into the 50+ category, Sannes will be eligible for a contribution of $1000 which he plans to use to purchase a portable recording device and software which will enable him to record outside of his home studio.

If you have a business idea that you would like to grow, contact Seeding Start-Ups Coordinator Beth Veenkamp at 250.392.8480.