Portage Avenue in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Winnipeg is an important and growing gateway for Indigenous business and entrepreneurship in the digital and creative cultural sectors.

The Incubator@1864

The Incubator@1864

Incubator@1864 is an experimental design studio and urban Indigenous cultural entrepreneurship resource in Winnipeg, Manitoba. We support youth and Elders across multiple land claims regions, from Northwestern Ontario to Nunavut and Manitoba. Most of our programming is delivered in Inuktitut and English.

Established in 2019, Incubator@1864 works with artists and researchers, academics and entrepreneurs to explore new directions and opportunities for Indigenous research, development and entrepreneurship in the digital and creative sectors.

A special thanks go out to this year’s mentors from the arts and business communities: Giovanna Mingarelli (MC2, Inc., Global Dignity); Tara Baswani and Remi Lemieux (Lembas Works, Cirque du Soleil); Morris Hayes (New Power Generation, Global Groove for Peace); Tara Tootoo Fotheringham and Dorothy Tootoo (Arctic Buying Company, Inc.). We greatly appreciate their guidance and inspiration.

2020-2021 Projects and Programming

Projects we are supporting for 2020-2021 include:

What do we do?

We want to encourage and support inspiring young Inuit artists like Ted Thompson from Arviat, Nunavut.

Our mission is to connect established, highly-engaged and emerging Indigenous talent with projects, companies and organizations across Canada and abroad.

Our vision is to nurture meaningful experiences and lasting cross-cultural relationships for this generation and the next.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Covid Update: March 1, 2021

In-person delivery of our arts education and cultural entrepreneurship programming remains suspended in support of continued public health restrictions. We continue to deliver programming and support services virtually. Please contact us for more information.

Terrific News! We are the recipient of a City of Winnipeg Wellness Grant!
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The entrepreneurship incubator and cultural resource centre at 1864 Notre Dame Ave supports urban Inuit programs and urban Metis programs.
Launched in 2019, the Incubator@1864 is an experimental, grassroots initiative supporting Indigenous, arts-oriented economic development and entrepreneurship programming.

Supporting Indigenous Arts & Cultural Entrepreneurship

This unique, experimental, arts-oriented economic development and entrepreneurship incubator was launched with guidance and support from ArcticNet, the Arctic Buying Company, Inc., the University of Minnesota Duluth and the University of North Dakota with research supported by the US National Science Foundation.

The Incubator@1864 project is supported with contributions from the Government of Manitoba.

Thank you to our supporters

Thank you to the organizations supporting our participating youth, Elders and entrepreneurs.

The Meeting Place. A beautiful place to explore when visiting the Forks National Historic site in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Indigenous peoples have been trading here for thousands of years.

Where to Find Us …

How to Reach Us …

We would like to hear from you. To learn more about what we do or to get in touch with us, contact us at:

1864 Resource Centre
c/o 1864 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0X7
Twitter: @FutureIndigBiz

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Future Indigenous Technologies Corporation is 100% Indigenous-owned, Manitoba-based business, registered with the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Business Directory. We are also a registered supplier of services to the Government of Canada. Our Procurement Business Number is: 779779545PG0001.