A seminar held at Corner Brook Pulp & Paper focused on the Corner Brook entrepreneurial ecosystem and how mature businesses can help those who are just starting out.
The seminar was attended by entrepreneurs and representatives of municipal, provincial and federal governments, as well as non-governmental organizations.
Participants heard from Mr. Darren Pelley, General Manager, CBPPL; Dr. Blair Winsor of the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University (St. John's campus), Dr. Ellen Farrell of St. Mary's University in Halifax and Mr. Ken Carter, Director of Research and Engagement at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University, about the results of an ecosystem mapping project with valuable insights on the Corner Brook ecosystem as well as the broader picture from across Atlantic Canada.
The discussion touched on sources of knowledge for entrepreneurs, challenges faced with respect to business/marketing and financial issues, as well as ideas for strengthening the local "ecosystem" by connecting larger and more mature stakeholders with new enterprises.
A similar presentation followed later in the week on St. John's Campus for entrepreneurs in that area.
Caption: Dr. Blair Winsor of the Faculty of Business Administration at Memorial University (St. John's campus), left, chats with entrepreneur Ken Wheeler and Navigate Business Incubator manager Allison Rowe, about one of the ecosystem maps presented at the seminar.