Standing out in a Crowd (Non-Members)


Prairie Proud's Founder, Cole Thorpe, will share his story as a young start up entrepreneur in the branded apparel & accessories industry. Cole's presentation, Standing out in a Crowd, will focus on his marketing strategy as Prairie Proud has evolved from his spare bedroom to an omni channel retailer. Furthermore, Cole will discuss his approach & values which he believes have allowed Prairie Proud to stand out in a competitive marketplace.

Cole was born & raised in Spy Hill, SK where a sense of community was instilled by his parents. Cole received a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the Edwards School of Business. Over the course of his degree, he developed a passion for entrepreneurship. Prairie Proud is the result of his passion of the prairies and entrepreneurship goals.

Over the last 3 1/2 years, Prairie Proud has grown from a spare bedroom operation to a recently expanded storefront at the Saskatoon Farmer's Market, an online store with shipping throughout North America, and pop up events throughout the prairie provinces. Prairie Proud's product line allows prairie residents to not only show they are proud of their roots but to also invest back where we live & operate via charity contributions on behalf of the company. Since launch in April 2014, Prairie Proud has contributed over $30,000 (monetary & in-kind) to organizations throughout the prairies.

A plated lunch will be provided. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions by emailing us at:

March 28, 2018 at 11:30am - 1pm
Capitol Music Club
244 1st Ave N
Saskatoon, SK S7K 1X2
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