There’s no denying the hustle entrepreneurs have in Peterborough and the Kawarthas. From early morning until late at night, the businesses that reside in The Cube advance every day. With their drive and willingness to learn, there’s nothing stopping them from building their business up to success.
We accept entrepreneurs in all stages of their startup, but a pattern often found in The Cube is the amount of young entrepreneurs in our space. It may seem surprising, but arguably, one of the best times to start a business is when your career path is just starting out as well!
Maybe you’re about to choose which program to study, or have just graduated and wondering where your degree will take you. With so many possibilities for a future career, what better time is there to take control of that future and start your own business?
The Innovation Cluster supports many entrepreneurs who want to start their business at a young age, such as those in the FastStart program.
Entrepreneurs in FastStart are aged 18-29, and as we see these clients go through the stages of starting a business, their confidence grows and the need for their innovative idea is seen within the community and beyond.
Since most youth haven’t already spent years in an office that never changes their routine, they have no fear introducing new solutions that are innovative and groundbreaking. So when given an opportunity by an incubator like The Cube to execute those innovations, these youth help the economy grow through positive solutions.
Our incubator focuses on cleantech, agtech, healthcare and digital, so the entrepreneurs in our space have a drive to create new approaches in utilizing technology on a global scale.
We recently welcomed Port Perry High School to tour our space. The grade 11 & 12 students learned a little bit about our entrepreneurs and were asked to think about the potential of starting their own business in the future.
We also had Girls Learning Code host their event in The Cube, helping girls become comfortable with technology and discover if they have a passion for it!
We at the Innovation Cluster believe any person aspiring to be an entrepreneur has every opportunity to carry out their goals, if they have the drive that it takes to succeed.
And who better than those who are young and are starting out their career path, with a creative mindset in place to make those goals a reality.
Because if you don’t, who will?