Applying Grants for Start-ups and Acquisitions

The Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. Business Development requires buy in from the Chief and Council, the Board of Directors and the Citizens of the Tribe. In addition, selecting and working with business consultants, accessing grants from the Provincial and Federal Ministries, securing financing from Banking Institutions, make up a complex framework for project management. The Neyaskweyahk Group of Companies Inc. CEO will share their experience in applying for Provincial and Federal grants that led to the implementation of two start-ups and an acquisition. Come learn how NGCInc. is working with stakeholders to create jobs, capture leakage dollars, revitalize the business core, and develop human resource capacity.

Presented by: Sam Minde, Neyaskweyak Group of Companies Inc.

Mr. Minde serves as the President and CEO of the Neyaskweyak Group of Companies Inc. (NGCInc.) since December of 2014.  NGCInc., is the corporate arm for the Ermineskin Cree Nation and currently has 8 businesses under their management.  In 2017 / 2018 business development plans were executed within a two-month time frame.  Two start ups, one internal merger and a business acquisition.  Mr. Minde led a small executive team through the intense process through good planning and measured results.  NGCInc. continues to revitalize the Business Core, Capture Economic Leakage and Create Jobs.  The company is currently working on a 1MW renewable energy solar farm and a Business Acquisition.