Welcome!

News Feed Item

Outstanding Young Business Owners Join Canadian Delegation at International Summit to Advance Entrepreneurship

14 young entrepreneurs representing Canada to tackle youth unemployment at prestigious G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance Summit in Australia

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 06/25/14 -- Futurpreneur Canada is pleased to announce the G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance (G20 YEA) Summit Canadian Delegates heading to Sydney, Australia, from July 18-22, 2014.

The G20 YEA Summit is an annual global conference that brings together inspiring young entrepreneurs, thought leaders and leading entrepreneur-focused organizations from the G20 countries. Delegates at this year's Summit will encourage G20 leaders to adopt job creation, youth employment and growth strategies to reduce youth unemployment below 10% by 2030 and to embed youth entrepreneurship as a solution to unemployment in the post-2015 United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

The G20 YEA is a global network of entrepreneurially-minded organizations representing the G20 countries who seek to promote youth entrepreneurship as a powerful driver of economic growth, job creation, innovation and social change.

Recommendations from the Summit will be shared at the G20 Leaders Summit in Australia in November. Work is currently underway with the B20 (Business 20) leaders as well to set priorities for sustainable growth, stimulating jobs, investment across all G20 countries.

This year's Summit is hosted by the Enterprise Network for Young Australians (ENYA) and will draw on recent studies and reports from the G20 YEA's knowledge partners including EY, Accenture and the G20 Research Group at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

The Canadian delegation of dynamic young entrepreneurs and Futurpreneur Canada representatives will focus on how businesses, non-profits, academic institutions and governments can work together to support the success of current and aspiring young entrepreneurs. The delegation will bring forward the Canadian action plan to expand youth entrepreneurship developed with input from over 1,000 entrepreneurs and leaders through Futurpreneur Canada's Action Entrepreneurship initiative.

"Our Canadian delegates represent the voice of young entrepreneurs. They are all passionate about innovation and building the strongest possible culture of entrepreneurship in Canada," said Julia Deans, Chief Executive Officer, Futurpreneur Canada and Co-President, G20 YEA Summit Canadian delegation. "We are thrilled that delegates will have the opportunity to shape their innovative ideas with the G20 business and world leaders, as well as Canada's best thinking on the highest potential opportunities to expand youth entrepreneurship, which Futurpreneur Canada gathered through our Action Entrepreneurship roundtables, consultations, entrepreneur survey and national summit."

"Our delegates will help shape recommendations for the G20 business and world leaders, and return with invaluable international connections and new perspectives on entrepreneurial innovation that we and our governments can put to use," said Olivier Letard, a Quebec-based international entrepreneur, member of Futurpreneur Canada's Board of Directors and Co-President, G20 YEA Summit Canadian delegation.

The Canadian delegates are:


--  Christian Belair, Coalition of the Quebec Youth Chamber of Commerce -
    Montreal, QC
--  Dr. Winston Chan, The Dr. Winston Chan Wellness Chiropractic Clinic
    (www.drwinstonchan.ca) - Montreal, QC
--  Alexandre Dumont, Gazon Synthetique Quebec (www.gsquebec.com) - Quebec
    City, QC
--  Kathryn Fraser, Great Big Solutions Ltd. (www.greatbigsolutions.com) -
    Edmonton, AB
--  Ryan MacIsaac, The Battered Fish (www.thebatteredfish.ca) - Halifax, NS
--  Louis-Philippe Maurice, Busbud (www.busbud.com) - Montreal, QC
--  Barbara McLean-Stollery, Executive Airways Grooming Services
    (www.executiveairwaysgrooming.com) - Calgary, AB
--  Simon Michaud, Agence Torq (www.agencetorq.com) - Quebec City, QC
--  Rebecca Palmer, Simcoe North Fixtures and Packaging (www.simcoenorth.ca)
    - Barrie, ON
--  Lynzie Smith, Amazing Space Interiors (www.amazingspaceInteriors.com) -
    Halifax, NS
--  Aksinia Stavskaya, FIND Staffing Solutions Inc.
    (www.findstaffingsolutions.com) - Toronto, ON
--  Lisa von Sturmer, Growing City (www.growingcity.com) - Vancouver, BC
--  Eric Termuende, Gen Y Inc (www.genyinc.com) - Calgary, AB
--  Roman Yusfin, BI on the Fly Inc. - Toronto, ON

Leadership from Futurpreneur Canada includes:


--  Olivier Letard, President of PCO Innovation, member of Futurpreneur
    Canada's Board of Directors, Co-President of the G20 YEA Summit Canadian
    delegation
--  Julia Deans, Chief Executive Officer of Futurpreneur Canada, Co-
    President of the G20 YEA Summit Canadian delegation
--  Marsha Josephs, Director, Government Relations at Futurpreneur Canada,
    Sherpa of the G20 YEA Summit Canadian delegation

Futurpreneur Canada (formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation or CYBF) has been fuelling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada's young enterprise for nearly two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.

Futurpreneur Canada is a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance, the Canadian member of The Prince's Youth Business International, and the Canadian host of Global Entrepreneurship Week. www.futurpreneur.ca. Facebook: Futurpreneur Twitter: @Futurpreneur

About the G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance Sydney, Australia

The G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance Summit in Sydney, Australia is a gathering of young entrepreneurs (age 18-40) and entrepreneurship-focused organizations from the G20 countries. Hosted by the Enterprise Network for Young Australians (ENYA), it provides valuable input to government leaders to assist in driving sustainable global economic growth, to exchange ideas and to foster international partnerships and collaboration. The G20 YEA Summit is an official program of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance. For more information, visit www.g20yeasummit.com.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
I wanted to gather all of my Internet of Things (IOT) blogs into a single blog (that I could later use with my University of San Francisco (USF) Big Data “MBA” course). However as I started to pull these blogs together, I realized that my IOT discussion lacked a vision; it lacked an end point towards which an organization could drive their IOT envisioning, proof of value, app dev, data engineering and data science efforts. And I think that the IOT end point is really quite simple…
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
Kubernetes, Docker and containers are changing the world, and how companies are deploying their software and running their infrastructure. With the shift in how applications are built and deployed, new challenges must be solved. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, will discuss the implications of containerized applications/infrastructures and their impact on the enterprise. In a real world example based on Kubernetes, he will show how to ...
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. He addres...
Is the ongoing quest for agility in the data center forcing you to evaluate how to be a part of infrastructure automation efforts? As organizations evolve toward bimodal IT operations, they are embracing new service delivery models and leveraging virtualization to increase infrastructure agility. Therefore, the network must evolve in parallel to become equally agile. Read this essential piece of Gartner research for recommendations on achieving greater agility.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitrons Solutions will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Hitrons Solutions Inc. is distributor in the North American market for unique products and services of small and medium-size businesses, including cloud services and solutions, SEO marketing platforms, and mobile applications.
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...