Youth entrepreneurs to showcase their products and services at Staples Cobourg

Cobourg, ON – July 26, 2023 – Community members and local media are invited to visit the BECN Youth Entrepreneurship Showcase at Staples in Cobourg on Wednesday, August 9th to browse talented craftmanship and innovative services offered by young entrepreneurs in Northumberland County. 

This annual trade-show style event features passionate entrepreneurs from the Summer Company Program and My Future My Career Kids Entrepreneurship Program, offered through the Business and Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland (BECN).  

Some of the products and services featured at this year’s showcase will include: 

  • Handcrafted woodworking
  • Watercolour cards and bookmarks
  • Customized accessories
  • Baked goods & delicious treats
  • Crochet goods
  • and more! 

The Summer Company and My Future My Career 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 ages 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 ages 15 to 29. Successful applicants from this program receive $3,000 in micro grants to help fund start up costs of operating a business.  

For more information about the Youth Entrepreneurship Showcase and the successful applicants from the Summer Company and My Future My Career program, visit our BECN Youth Showcase webpage.

Event details

BECN Youth Entrepreneurship Showcase

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Staples, 1025 Elgin Street West, Cobourg