North Forge East has always been dedicated to connecting with local start-up companies to help grow and develop their businesses in a rapid, but meaningful timeline. One of our first sponsors was Prolex Media. Prolex Media has a creative suite full of services which includes; web development, photography, and videography. This adds another great opportunity for start-ups to acquire all that they need through one portal.
Prolex Media is a collective of dedicated brand builders and creative storytellers, united by a calling to help the brands they believe in succeed. This was a big reason Prolex Media decided to sponsor North Forge East by providing their creative services.
“I love start-ups and, having founded one myself, I can relate to the struggles they go through,” says Alex Streltsov, General Manager of Prolex Media. “I am a big believer in what North Forge East is doing both for local start-ups, as well as the national economy.” The creative journey began for Alex when he would bus around Winnipeg at age 14 to visit luxury car dealerships, making videos of unique cars that caught his eye to be posted on YouTube. This is how he earned a job as the first-ever inventory photographer at a local luxury car dealership.
“I was granted the very fortunate opportunity to gain basic managerial experience and strengthen my interpersonal skills by collaborating with the team and interacting with clients,” says Alex. “But not everyone has those opportunities to grow skill sets in real-life environments. That’s why I’m so proud to sponsor North Forge East; they help start-ups with these kinds of collaborative opportunities.”
In January 2016, Alex dove head-first into Prolex Media. He knew he needed to use his skills to help Prolex Media help business owners expand their brand and market their business effectively. This led him to grow his client list to include esteemed brands like Audi Winnipeg, Genesis Winnipeg, and Paragon Design Build, among others.
If you are a start-up looking to get on board with a team full of tools, click here to apply to the North Forge East start-up program!