Andrea Pollock

Pollock ThriveNorth runner-up

The annual ThriveNorth Business Challenge for young entrepreneurs was in Terrace this year, and the city also claimed most of the awards.

The annual ThriveNorth Business Challenge for young entrepreneurs was in Terrace this year, and the city also claimed most of the awards.

Up for grabs was $10,000 in each of the three categories and an audience award for $2,500. Andrea Pollock was the only winner from Prince Rupert. She was runner up in the best new social enterprise category for her ice cream and popsicle business, Island Sugar.

Pollock has an old-fashioned bicycle with a freezer attached to the front to sell cold treats around the city in the warmer months. She said the money will go toward a motor for the bike to help with the hills.

The other pitches from Prince Rupert were by Jason Hakki, Tyler Meers, Jordan Leask, David Tan and Hanna Bryant.

All of the competitors delivered well-formulated five-minute pitches to a panel of three judges. Then the judges had five-minutes to ask questions about the business.

The Prince Rupert LNG sponsored competition is for ages 18-39 and Saturday night was the cream of the crop of finalists.