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The week that was: April 15-19

Futurpreneur | April 22, 2013

It has been a busy week here at CYBF. Find out what has been happening all around Canada below:

  • The next TELUS Challenge event is on April 25 at TELUS House Toronto. Join in on the fun here.
  • Get a $100K @TELUSBusiness grant by explaining how the money could help you overcome your biggest #SmallBizChallenge! More info here.
  • More of our Spin Master Innovation Fund alumni: SweetSeat: where are they now? Apply today for $50k in financing, mentoring, resources for your start-up!
  • Transitioning Canadian Forces member & interested in starting a business? Learn more about The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur here.

Tweets from the street! Thank you to everyone who has tweeted CYBF. Here’s a highlight of some messages:

  • @WingsnTingsyyc Last night’s CYBF Entrepeer Networking Event in yyc was worth going to! Walked away with amazing info! And the Food @crowfootkeg was TASTY!
  • @CowichanEx: Good idea RT @pwncanada: @ExecCoachDeb: Ever thought about mentoring a new entrepreneur?  Pay it forward @CYBFCanada http://t.co/I6tTzA0qiZ
  • @MBiotech_News: RT @cybfcanada: Spin Master, CYBF launch fund offering 10 startups up to $50,000 http://t.co/Pn6gCl0plN via @financialpost
  • @gwhiz_Glynis: RT: @CYBFCanada Wondering how to start a social purpose business? Take a look at our 10-step starting up framework http://t.co/JGuNz6EeOZ

CYBF in the news!

Find out what happened in our regions this week:

  • Congratulations to the CYBF entrepreneurs from BC @reframemktg & @GrowingCity who are heading to Russia as part of the @CYBFCanada delegation for G20 YEA Summit! Find more information on the delegation here.

British Columbia

  • Congratulations to Jill Earthy for being nominated for the YWCA Metro Vancouver Woman of Distinction Award along with Kathy Kuzel our CYBF mentor, and Lynn Jest  CYBF Community Partner.
  • Great energy as we chat about positioning led by CYBF partner @CF_OkanaganSim at @CoworkPenticton . Thanks for the snacks @JCI_Penticton!


  • Alberta Women Entrepreneurs hosts the Celebration of Achievement Dinner & Gala on May 9, 2013
  • CYBF Alberta hosted a successful Entrepeer event last week. Check out the pictures here.
  • Trico Charitable Foundation’s Social EnterPrize awards recognize and celebrate leadership and excellence in social entrepreneurship across Canada. Apply today!


  • Three-Day Business Planning Workshop in Brandon “Your Entrepreneurial Journey Begins Here” May 28, 29 & 30, 2013. More info here.
  • CYBF Manitoba was the event sponsor at The Innovators 2013 event with Bruce Croxon as the key note speaker! More info here and a picture of Joelle Foster with Bruce Croxon himself!


  • CYBF participated at YES Montréal – Saturday April 13 Today’s Insights for Tomorrow’s Business. Pictures of the event are on our Facebook page. See pictures here .
  • CYBF was at the Salon national de la franchise this past weekend at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.  This two day event allowed us to meet entrepreneurs for this specific industry.


  • CYBF Ontario hosted a great Entrepeer Keg event last week.  Thank you to everyone who joined us!
  • Thanks to Toronto Library for blogging about CYBF! See the post here.