Ready to start your own business or looking to grow your existing one?

Community Futures Grande Prairie and Shell Canada are partnering to bring Shell LiveWIRE virtually to Canada for a second time!

Shell LiveWIRE is an enterprise development programme with a vision to bring positive social impacts to communities, contributing to local business development, job creation and innovative social and economic solutions. Each year Shell LiveWIRE supports thousands of entrepreneurs to turn their bright ideas into a sustainable business, in turn creating wider employment and income opportunities.

Seeking Indigenous Entrepreneurs!

Ready to start your own business or looking to grow your existing one? Shell LiveWIRE supports indigenous entrepreneurs who are looking to start or grow their own business and bringing their business plan to life. The program also offers financing as well as mentorship and access to resources.

Who Can Apply?

Indigenous entrepreneurs that are looking to start a business or looking to grow an existing one.

Deadline

Applications will be accepted until September 7, 2021.

How to Apply? 

To apply, click on this link

SLW Canada Virtual Course Timeline (2021)

September 24-26

Virtual Launch Week-end

Intro to the Business Model Canvas

  • Value Proposition
  • Customer segments
  • Channels

October 1-2

Bootcamp 1

Building a Resilient Business

  • Diversification
  • Collaboration

October 22-23

Bootcamp 2

Building Your Brand

  • Brand Strategy
  • Marketing Strategy Development

November 12-13

Bootcamp 3

Financing Your Business

  • Funding Program
  • Lending options
  • Investment Readiness

December 4

Pitch Event

Pitching Your Business

We bring business participants, mentors and speakers together for one big opportunity to Pitch to the SLW Investor Panel - a chance to win business prize packages that include business growth cash, services and supports that will be game changing for the growth of the winning businesses.

More about Shell LiveWIRE

What is Shell LiveWIRE?

Every year Shell LiveWIRE supports thousands of individuals to access the knowledge, skills, networks and resources to turn their business ideas into successful enterprises which provide a sustainable income, create jobs and drive innovation.

Top Ten Innovators

Shell LiveWIRE ‘Top Ten Innovators’ highlights and rewards LiveWIRE businesses that demonstrate excellence in innovation.