Awastoki – 3D Technology Is Introduced to Aboriginal Communities
Awastoki is a new Aboriginal business, based in Wendake, specializing in 3D digital creation, particularly for architectural or medical visualisation, interactive media (video games, virtual and augmented reality), and 3D material printing.
Two young entrepreneurs are at the head of the business: Caroline Fournier and Alexis Gros-Louis Houle (a Native from the Huron-Wendat Nation). Both are 3D artists and possess training in 3D animation and computer graphics. They also worked as teachers in 3D art, at Cegep de Limoilou during a few years.
In the spring of 2018, they decide to go into business together and create Awastoki, which means “beautiful spirit”in Huron-Wendat. The FNQLEDC provided them with the necessary support in their business creation process, starting with the drafting of the business plan and in their quest for financing. In fact it is with great pride that we learned that Caroline and Alexis obtained the funding they had requested from the Secrétariat aux affaires autochtones (SAA).
« It is clear that we are really glad to have received our letter of acceptance, but we don’t fully realize what this involves, and to what extent this will help us in our project. We are independent and hard-working people and we do everything we can to make our project works at all costs, with or without help. On the other hand, with such a generous subsidy, success seems to be so much more within reach, and opportunities seem so much greater for our enterprise! It’s a wonderful news for Awastoki! » emphasized Caroline.
We congratulate them on this achievement, and we wish them great success in their future endeavours!
Further information on this company and how to contact them can be found at awastoki.com.
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