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32 Canadian Entrepreneurs Represent Canada at the G20 YEA Summit in Beijing

Futurpreneur | May 3, 2016

The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) is a global network of young entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them. It was established to convene each year in advance of the G-20 Summit, with the aim of championing the importance of young entrepreneurs to the G20 member nations and to share examples and practices. The Alliance was officially created at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit, Toronto, Canada, 2010. This year the G20 YEA Summit is being held in Beijing, China.

As the official G20 YEA member for our country, Futurpreneur Canada reviewed applications from Canadians passionate about entrepreneurship and the opportunity to join the 2016 delegation. After reviewing applications from across Canada, 32 entrepreneurs were selected to represent their country on the international stage. The Canadian delegates will travel to Beijing this September to engage the G20 leaders and policymakers in the cause of youth entrepreneurship and to meet and network with over 800 entrepreneurs from around the globe.

This impressive delegation of young entrepreneurs will be led by Olivier Letard, president of the G20 YEA Canadian Delegation and member of the Futurpreneur Canada Board of Directors.

Meet the 2016 delegation below!

Aanikh Kler (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Company: Y.I. Technologies
Motto: “The first step before anybody else in the world believes it, is that you believe it.”

Adam Camenzuli (Bowmanville, Ontario)
Company: KARIBU Solar Power
Motto: “Excellence through integrity.”

Aksinia Stavskaya (Toronto, Ontario)
Company: FIND Staffing Solutions Inc.
Motto: “The level of our success is limited only by our imagination and no act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop


Alexandre Dumont (Quebec City, Quebec)
Company: SGC-Synthetic Grass & Composite
Motto: “Follow my dreams, surround myself by great people, be passionate about what I am doing every day and always be perseverant.”

Alexandre Mensi (Laval, Quebec)
Company: Mango Software Inc.
Motto: “When someone tells me ‘NO’, it doesn’t mean I can’t do it. It simply means I can’t do it with them.”

Arielle Beaudin (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: LORI.biz
Motto: “Do it right.”

Barbara McLean-Stollery (Calgary, Alberta)
Company: Executive Airways Grooming
Motto: “I ask myself ‘what is the worst thing that can happen.’ The answer is fail. If failure is the worst thing, it needs to be done.”

Bastien Poulain (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: 1642 Cola
Motto: “Go big or go home!”

Brandon Houston (Collingwood, Ontario)
Company: Switch Video
Motto: “Pursue your passion and build great teams. Success is found by doing what you love and instilling that passion in others.”


Chivon John (Toronto, Ontario)
Company: Secrets of a Side Hustler
Motto: “Don’t wait for opportunities, create them!”

Clinton Senkow (Edmonton, Alberta)
Company: Connected Gateways
Motto: “Live life with no regrets.”

Daniel Dubois (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Company: ShareShed & Guiides.com
Motto: “Win the day.”

Daniel Rodic (Toronto, Ontario)
Company: Exact Media
Motto: “Success is measured solely on the amount of value you give to others around you.”

Danny Williams (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia)
Company: Norex
Motto: “In order to be a part of the future, you must first anticipate it.”

Derek Major (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Company: Eligeo CRM Inc.
Motto: “Think Big. Start Small. Measure & Learn By Doing.”

Emily Miller (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Fellow at Venture for Canada
Motto: “You will never influence the world by trying to be like it.”


Émilie Nollet (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: Écosystèmes Alimentaires Urbains
Motto: “A good dose of calculated risk, respect and creativity will bring success to any challenge.”


Étienne Crevier (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: BioqeniQ
Motto: “You don’t regret things you have done, only those that you didn’t do.”

Geneviève Bégin (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: PopupCamp Inc.
Motto: “Make it happen.”


Harold Dumur (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: OVA
Motto: “Freestyle.”

Jesse Guth (Toronto, Ontario)
Company: Avid Apparel
Motto: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

JP Desjardins (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: The Wallrus
Motto: “You are what you do.”

Laurent Laferriere (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: Oatbox
Motto: “If you don’t build your dreams someone else will hire you to help build theirs.”

Lisa Von Sturmer (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Company: Growing City
Motto: “The squeaky wheel gets the grease!”


Mélanie Heyberger (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: Rachel’s Box
Motto: “Dream big and make it happen”

Omar Kandel (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island)
Company: OSAR Enterprises Inc.
Motto: “If anyone can do it, I can do it. If no one can do it, I must do it.”


Samuel Poirier (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: Retinad
Motto: “Through hardship, to the stars.”

Sarah Seddiki (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: Orisha Infusion Inc.
Motto: “Being an entrepreneur is a journey where learning is a daily activity and for me that’s what living is really about.”

Sean Court (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Company: Beaumont & Company
Motto: “Rather than strive to be a success, strive to provide value.”

Simon Michaud (Quebec City, Quebec)
Company: Agence Torq
Motto: “One step at a time. Going up…”

Winston Chan (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: Dr. Winston Chan Wellness Chiropractic
Motto: “Entrepreneurship means self-reliance and self-determination, as opposed to simply being dependent on somebody else for taking care of you and your future. Entrepreneurship brings down barriers between communities and cultures and builds bridges that help us take on common challenges together.”

Xavier Peich (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: Smart Halo/Les Solutions CycleLabs Inc.
Motto: “Never gonna give you up. Never gonna let you down.”