Calling all food-loving dreamers: Root Ventures applications to be part of a four month long business incubator due January 8

Root Ventures: Pemberton Valley Food & Art Entrepreneur Start-up Program encourages and supports new food or art businesses through building knowledge, capacity and by providing mentorship.

The program seeks to support burgeoning food and art-based ventures (non-profit organizations, businesses, solo entrepreneurs) in the Pemberton Valley (including the Pemberton and Lil’wat Nation communities) with the development of their business idea/concept.


Click here to view the application form – due January 8th 2017

Program Goals
• To inspire and support food and art-based enterprises with the development of their business model
• To address social and/or environmental challenges through new social ventures
• To strengthen community-driven economic development in the Pemberton Valley


Learning – Four cohort-based learning sessions based on development of a Business Model Canvas Each session includes homework and sharing learning among the other participants.

Participants will learn:

  • Purpose and value proposition
  • Customer segments, relationships, channels
  • Key partners, activities, resources
  • Cost and revenue structures

Mentorship – One-on-one support developing business concepts with local expertise (1.5 hours every 2 weeks, over 2 months)

Videos – Develop a short video to share and promote your business

Angel-Den – Session to practise delivering a pitch to business/marketing experts (to be confirmed)

Showcase Event – A fun, celebratory event where participants have an opportunity to showcase their businesses.


Get your great ideas off the ground.

For more information please contact Cheeying Ho at 604-388-8421 or

Moselle Dibdin at or call 604-754-8993



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