Start-Up Company Gives Back
- EFN Staff | November 12, 2013
Family: fiancee, Rachel; son, Keanu, and expecting #2 soon
Community: Sweetgrass First Nation
Current profession: CEO at Neechie Gear Inc.
How long: 2.5 yrs
Role Model(s): Mom, deceased family elders, many sports and business role models.
Mentor - Denis Prud'homme - current business mentor
Interests/Hobbies: sports (almost all), family, watching documentaries, entrepreneurship
Where did you get the idea for your company?
Grew up with a problem related to not having equal opportunity to play sports, and thought of generating revenue from a clothing company to help this problem.
How did you get the company off the ground?
Business plan/pitch competitions where I won $25,000 in cash/services
How much has the company grown since you began it?
Last year we grew 300% from our first year.
How do you see it growing or changing in the future?
Depending on our next step, it could be franchising or wholesaling.
Check out our photo gallery to see photos from Neechie Gear's recent announcement.