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Wednesday, August 9, 2023 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


1025 Elgin Street West, Cobourg
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Event Details:

Join youth entrepreneurs on Wednesday, August 9th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Staples Cobourg to shop local and celebrate young talent! Each year, the Business and Entrepreneurship Centre (BECN) offers youth entrepreneurs from their Summer Company and My Future My Career programs an opportunity to showcase their businesses in the community at a trade show event. A selection of youth entrepreneurs from both the Summer Company and the My Future My Career programs will be present at the showcase event, based on availability of the entrepreneurs. Community members are invited to come browse the products and services offered by young entrepreneurs from Northumberland, and meet the young business owners.

Date: Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Staples, 1025 Elgin Street West, Cobourg

More about the Summer Company and My Future My Career Programs:

The Summer Company and My Future My Career programs are supported by the Business and Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland (BECN). These programs offer students mentorship, business coaching opportunities and micro grants to help young entrepreneurs operate their own small business.

The My Future My Career program is available to children aged 8 to 14, and offers micro grants of up to $500.

The Summer Company program is funded with support from the Government of Ontario and is available to students aged 15 to 29 who are looking for support navigating entrepreneurship. Successful applicants from this program receive $3,000 in micro grants to help fund start up costs of operating a business.

My Future My Career program participants
Alison Aide - Gigglebugs
Josh Bennett- Little Bennetts Farm
Gage Boyd-Stofleth - The Power Plant
Cole Chilvers - Grow Your Game
Mikayla da Costa - Beadtopia Bracelets
Shi Fournier - Lemons Galore
Irena Gill Kieszkowski - Irena's Crafty Creations
Ophelia Greer - Pom Pom Toys
Ava Hagerman - Sassy Scents by Ava
Izzy Harkness - Izzy's Incredible Desserts
Sophia Jilesen - Watercolour by Sophia
Walden Reed - Chicken Chimes
Alice Russell - Cute & Cool Treats
Scott Rutherford - Scotty's Wood Shop 
Summer Company program participants
Meaghan Caldwell - Fourth Gen Baking
Chase Cameron - Always on Top Apparel
Colin Crews - Woodpecker Wood Service
Jack Griffiths - Grunt Work Guru

Ben Marshall - BAG’EM Freeze Dried Candy

To learn more about BECN, and the programs they offer, visit



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