July 30, 2019- Meet Samantha and Danica from Kamloops, B.C., winners of their school’s Be Entrepreneurial business pitch competition and finalists for Community Futures Thompson Country’s Junior Dragons Den competition.

Their entrepreneurial venture is called NoPoke, a patch that delivers medication painlessly through the skin, rather than through a needle.

“Danica and I came up with an idea that could help so many people! We all know people who are afraid of needles and that’s why we created NoPoke! Thank you so much for giving Danica and me this opportunity to try to create a wonderful business. Thank you so much I am over the moon excited”. – Samantha

Through the Be Entrepreneurial program, students learn the essential components of launching a realistic entrepreneurial venture by a developing a plan and pitching an idea for their own business.

The Be Entrepreneurial program includes class lessons delivered by a local business volunteers, and an in-school business pitch competition. Students develop key financial, people, creative, analytical and problem solving skills to better their communities, give them tools to become leaders and prepare them for the future of work.

For more details about JABC programs, check out https://jabc.org/programs.