YETI 2021 – special edition!

Not only did YETI go LIVE on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram this year, but we also have 9 500-Club Contest winners working hard at their businesses all summer long.

Check out who they are and how they’re doing below!

support our YETI 500 club winners

500 Club is one of our offerings for this 2021 special edition of the Young Entrepreneurs Training Iniative. Senior High School students in our region were asked to submit their small business idea. Winners were chosen for clarity of vision and potential profitability over the summer period, and received $500 prize for their start up costs.

Why not support your local young people and try out their services this summer?

Hellsauce by Rayne

Hot sauce with heat and flavour.

Parkland Plant Palooza by Naomi

House plants, kits, and more.

Shoplux by Madison

Customized drinkware with vinyl.

Mad Rags by Maddison

Custom clothing designs.

Neala Rose Rings and Things by Kendyl

Jewelry made from vintage silverware.

Smitty’s Lawn Care by Jenna

Yard maintenance in the Brazeau region.

Wags Cookies Ltd by Emily

Handmade puppy cookies.

Tamarack Clothing Co by Ian

Brand your own clothing or pick premade designs.

Tie Dye Ice Cream Guy by Harding

Dickie Dee’s ice cream bicycle.


See what you missed below:

And a big thank you to our 9th July Camp Day speakers!

Natasha Martinez - Wick'd Petals Candle Company

Natasha Martinez - Wick'd Petals Candle Company

Contact Natasha at:

Natasha is a candle maker based out of Edmonton. She talked to us about her entrepreneurial journey and her goal setting method.

Dez Melenka - The Creative Hive

Dez Melenka - The Creative Hive

Contact Dez at: @creativehiveyeg

Dez left a career in radio and television, to open a coworking space in Edmonton. She talked to us about the twists and turns of entrepreneurship. 

Ben Loates - Good Real Estate

Ben Loates - Good Real Estate

Contact Ben at: @thatrealestateguy

Ben is a real estate agent from Spruce Grove who prides himself on creativity. In his Q & A he talked about business challenges he’s faced, and how he stays motivated. 

Adam’s + Co

Adam’s + Co

Contact Adam's + Co at:

adams + co. is a women-run business making handmade and sustainable products. They talked with us about how to manage a sustainable small business. 

Amanda Hardman - Experience the Acres

Amanda Hardman - Experience the Acres

Contact Amanda at:

Amanda creates 360 degree promotional videos for local rural businesses and farms. She tells us about the highs and lows of entrepreneurship as well as her experience of the YETI program. 

our Hosts…

Amanda and Sue from Community Futures Capital Region!

And our friends

at Strong Coffee Marketing!

Thank you YETI Sponsors and Supporters!

YETI wouldn’t be possible without the kindness of small business owners, municipalities and supporters like those below. Find out more about how to support YETI in 2022 by clicking below.