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Ideas Inc is dedicated to supporting entrepreneurs, accelerating the growth of emerging companies, facilitating and supporting the creation of start-ups, and assisting in the growth of existing companies in Saskatchewan.

Ideas in the News

An article on our new Executive Director, Depesh Parmar, appeared in the Star Phoenix business section. Read it here!

We are all very exited about the new directions and program overhauls that Depesh is bringing to our organization. You can expect rapid developments!


Fitness 2J2 Appears in Eagle Feather News

Joel Pederson, owner of Fitness 2J2 and one of our EMPOWER clients, has been featured in an article in Eagle Feather News. Check it out!



CYBF Skilled Trades Workshops – ENCORE

We will be offering an encore session of our Canadian Youth Business Foundation Start Your Own Skilled Trade Business workshop.

From welders to massage therapists, skilled trades are a vital part of our economy. If you or someone you know is a skilled trades person and operates, or is interested in operating a business, then don’t miss this free educational oppotunity. Topics include effective business planning, financing, hiring employees, marketing and much more. Plus, you may be eligible for up to $45,000 in financing and one-on-one expert business mentoring to help launch your business.

The session will run over May 10 and 11 from 9am to 5pm in the Boardroom of Ideas Inc at 200 Sonnenschein Way in Saskatoon.

Registration is free. To register, and for more information please follow this link:


USFDA Modernization Act Seminar

Are you currently exporting Food, Beverages, and or Dietary Supplements to the U.S.A. for human or animal consumption? Do you have plans to do so in the future? In order to avoid unnecessary detentions, attend this program to learn more about the Food Safety Modernization Act and other regulations your company will need to comply with if you want to do business in the United States.Registrar Corp.,

Saskatchewan Trade & Export Partnership (STEP) and Ideas Inc. invite you to attend a seminar on the U.S. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  The US Food and Drug Administration regulates most food and beverage products sold in the United States. Companies selling these products must meet very specific requirements of the US Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act.  Learn more about the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) and the Voluntary Qualified Importer Program (VQIP). This seminar will give an Overview of FDA basics and the current and proposed regulations released under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Speaker Bio: Russell K. Statman, Esq., has practiced commercial law on behalf of FDA-regulated businesses for more than twenty years. He has argued cases requiring interpretation of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act before the United States Court of Appeals. Mr. Statman has an A.B. degree from Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate from the Fordham University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He co-founded Registrar Corp in 2003.



Date: Wednesday, April 23 2014

Time: 11:00 – 11:30 am – Registration 11:30am – 1:30pm – Presentation

Location: Saskatoon – Ideas Inc. Boardroom #200 – 120 Sonneschein Place Regina – STEP Boardroom #320 – 1801 Hamilton Street

Cost: Members: $30.00 + GST = $31.50* (Includes lunch) Non-Members: $45.00 + GST = $47.25* (Includes lunch)

*The seminar expenses are tax deductible (provincial and federal). The cost of the workshop is eligible as an expense under the 1% Training Investment Act.

Registration deadline is Friday, April 18, 2014

Jennifer Evancio,

Sr. Director Trade Development, Agri-Value

Phone: (306) 787-7945,

Cell: (306) 537-3877

Email: jevancio@sasktrade.sk.ca

To Register please click the following link:

USFDA Mordernization Act – Registration Form

Congrats to Our Favourite Finalists!

The Sask Business Challenge, a start-up contest put on by the Regina Regional Opportunities Commission has posted a list of 20 finalists who made it through the pitch. We are proud to see our board member Dale Lemke at the top of the list! But wait, there’s more…Devon Fiddler and Heather Abbey of SheNative and Kathleen O’Grady of Grady Bleu are our current clients and Chris Wood of Woods Body Goods was a vendor in our River Landing Market last year. To see a full list of finalists and learn more about the Sask Business Challenge please click here.


Arts Entrepreneurship and Business Development Course

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Applications must be received by the Saskatchewan Arts Board by 4:30 p.m. on March 20, 2014. More information, including application packages, can be found at www.artsboard.sk.ca/aebdc.

For an application  please click here.


CYBF Entrepreneurship in the Skilled Trades – Educational Workshop

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Ideas is proudly delivering this CYBF workshop open to all entrepreneurs. There are two weekend sessions available  on March 8th and 9th and March 22 and 23rd from 8am to 4pm. These sessions will be held in our boardroom. Topics include effective business planning, financing, hiring employees, marketing and much more. Registration is free. To register, and for more information please follow this link:






Enrepreneurship Readiness Workshops

logo-empower-colorAs part of the EMPOWER First Nations and Metis Entrepreneurship Program

Ideas Inc is hosting two Entrepreneurship Readiness workshops:

Wednesday March 19 , 2014 and Friday March 21, 2014

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Ideas Inc Board Room

200—120, Sonnenschein Way, Saskatoon, SK

Cost: No Charge

Lunch Provided

Registration deadline: March 14, 2014


The Entrepreneurship Readiness workshops will provide participants with the skills analysis, entrepreneurial assessment and preliminary planning needed in preparation for entrance into a business development or incubation program such as the EMPOWER Aboriginal Business program.

Seats for these workshops are limited, register early to reserve your spot!

More info and Registration Form

Available Space:

Please call (306) 653-2007 for current availabillity and pricing

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Ideas Inc. relies on the generosity of our sponsors and supporters. Learn more about the organizations and companies that help bring new ideas to life by supporting Ideas Inc.

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