You might have noticed Yu-mn fitness products at Best Buy Canada if you were looking for workout gear. What you wouldn’t have known looking at their products is that the fact that you can shop their fitness equipment at Best Buy marks an important milestone for us. Yu-mn is the first participant of our new Mentorship & Accelerator Program (shortened to MAP) to launch to market! Keep reading to learn more about how Best Buy is taking steps to build a more diverse tech industry, get to know the inspiring entrepreneur behind Yu-mn, then enter for a chance to win a bundle of their travel-friendly fitness products—just in time for the holidays!
What is Best Buy Canada’s Mentorship & Accelerator Program?
Finding the support and resources needed to grow a successful business can be challenging. That’s why Best Buy Canada created its Mentorship & Accelerator Program; it can break some of those barriers and help underrepresented tech entrepreneurs achieve their goals. Through this program, Best Buy connects Black and Indigenous innovators with mentorship opportunities, business support, and a national platform to help take their businesses to the next level.
Watch the video below to learn more about how the program works, directly from MAP team members and MAP’s first successful participant: Harriet Obinyan.
Meet Harriet Obinyan, founder of Yu-mn
Harriet Obinyan, the founder of Yu-mn, is the first participant of the Mentorship & Accelerator Program to launch their product through Best Buy Canada. A former flight attendant used to exercising on the go, Harriet created Yu-mn because she wanted to make fitness more accessible. When she successfully applied for MAP in January 2022, two years after launching Yu-mn, Harriet started working directly with mentors across various departments to help her establish the next steps to grow her business.
When asking her how MAP impacted her and Yu-mn, Harriet told us:
“My whole business has been accelerated because I have experts supporting me at each step. My products are being sold at Best Buy stores and online at BestBuy.ca, which I never thought would have been possible. Participating in the Mentorship & Accelerator Program is the best thing that could have happened to my business, and I am so grateful!”.
Yu-mn fitness products are the perfect gift for any fitness enthusiast
Yu-mn offers high-quality fitness products that can be used both at home and on the go. They’re available at Best Buy Canada online and in-store this holiday season, so make sure to check them out if you’re looking for a gift for the person in your life who loves to work out. Not only will you be helping your giftee exercise as they please, but you’ll also be supporting a Canadian small business and entrepreneur!
From a smart skipping rope that tracks your workout stats and progress, to a premium resistance band set with core sliders and a luxury non-slip yoga mat made of 100% natural rubber, Yu-mn has plenty of options to keep your workouts efficient—no matter where you choose to exercise. Yu-mn products also come with a free carry pouch to make it even easier to transport.
How to enter
Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in three different ways.
- In a comment below, tell us the name of someone on your list who would love to receive a Yu-mn fitness product for the holidays (first name only) and which Yu-mn product you would like to add to your own home gym.
- For up to two (2) additional entries, create a public post on a social media channel (one entry per channel!) sharing with your friends and followers that you are entering a Best Buy blog contest for a chance to win a bundle of Yu-mn fitness equipment; include the hashtag #BestBuyMAPContest, so we can find your post, and include one of the pictures showing on this article. Then return here and tell us in a comment below on which channel you posted it and the name of your channel (since many people use pseudonyms) so that we can check and verify your entry. You can use any social media channel (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn, etc.), but the post must be public so we can verify it is there.
What you can win
At the end of this contest we’ll randomly select one winner from all eligible entries. The winner will win a bundle of Yu-mn’s products. The bundle includes:
- 1 Yoga mat (black)
- 1 Smart skipping rope
- 1 Resistance bands and core slider set
- 1 Weighted bangles (black)
- Alkaline water bags
This contest runs from November 30th until December 16th.
Remember you can enter up to three times as described above. Did you know that Yumn means good fortune in Arabic? Harriet chose this name to symbolize the success she hopes to achieve with her company, and the success she wishes people to have in their fitness journey. Make sure to share this contest with anyone who has set fitness goals for themselves so they can enter for a chance to win this bundle too!