About Us

Our Story

Start Yukon is the lead economic development agency for knowledge-based industries in Canada’s North, facilitating economic growth and job creation in Yukon.

With a vision to help realize Yukon’s full potential as a globally-recognized, innovative and future-ready territory, and the best place to learn, work, live, and play, Start Yukon delivers business development and global expansion programs and services that catalyze the growth and success of Yukon-based entrepreneurs regardless of origin. These include: small business training; mentorship; acceleration for technology firms; foreign business and investment attraction; local business retention and expansion in targeted sectors; commercialization; and marketing Yukon’s entrepreneur-friendly economy and high quality of life. Since 2021, Start Yukon has worked with tens of startups, scale-ups and SMEs, helped firms to attract more than $5 million in capital, contributed to the creation of more than 60 jobs; and attracted more than $4 million in domestic and Foreign Direct Investment into Yukon companies.

Why we are different

We focus on entrepreneurs, putting their interests and benefits front and center.  We provide a one-stop service to access the entire North American and global market with low overhead, in the most entrepreneur friendly jurisdiction in the Americas.

Super Efficient

We strive to be the most efficient economic development agency in the Americas for knowledge-based industries.

Deeply Commited

Our commitment is to excellence in service and dedication to the knowledge ecosystem in Yukon.

Hands-on

Our only priority is growth of the ecosystem. That's is why we are hands-on with the best entrepreneurs in the territory, to create a cycle of entrepreneurship and investment here in Yukon.

William Lechuga

senior strategist

software & automation

Michael Johnson

senior strategist

SOFTWARE & BIG DATA

Nicky Rosenberg

SENIOR STRATEGIST

HARDWARE, AEROSPACE & DEFENCE

We are hiring!!

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIST

We are hiring!!

human resources business partner