Lauren Manekin Beille is the Manager for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Yukon College, soon to be Yukon University. She and her team empower entrepreneurs and innovators to take meaningful action on their inventions, ideas, and aspirations. Yukon College’s I & E team are charged with helping entrepreneurs reach the next level by providing access to resources, expertise, physical space, and funding. In this role, Lauren is also partnering in the development of NorthLight Innovation as a hub for northern innovators and entrepreneurs, working with local and outside stakeholders to advance entrepreneurship throughout the territory, and influencing how Yukon continues to become a beacon for northern innovation and entrepreneurship. Her background includes international experience in high-level customer service and non-profit management.