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The week that was: May 6 – May 10

Futurpreneur | May 13, 2013

What a wonderful May week we had last week – weather was beautiful and entrepreneurship was on everyone’s mind! Great things are happening at CYBF, check them out below:

  • Only 2 weeks left to apply for The Spin Master Innovation Fund! There is $50k financing, mentoring & expert advice
  • CYBF attended the Enactus competition which came to an end at the 2013 Enactus Canada National Exposition. Congrats to all teams. Check out some pictures of teams and the forum. #ECNationals
  • Ontario budget: @SousaCharles includes a welcome $45M fund to further boost youth entrepreneurship to create businesses and jobs. More info here.

Lots of upcoming events!

  • Join us on May 28 at the CYBF Spin Master Accelerator Celebration and hear a keynote from Ron Tite Spots are limited so RSVP today!
  • Get ready Canada @HYPERDRIVE151 is hitting the road Stops in Vancouver, Toronto & Waterloo Region. Find out when they’ll hit your city here!
  • The 2013 Funding Roadshow Events across Canada for funders & entrepreneurs Find out when its coming to your area
  • Are you ready Ottawa? Join Start Up Weekend Ottawa on May 24-26 to pitch, build & launch a start-up in 54 hours #SWO3
  • Win $100,000 by explaining how you would overcome your biggest business challenge! Contest ends May 27 #smallbizchallenge @TELUSBusiness
  • Entrepreneurs, check out three things to consider when entering the @TELUSBusiness $100k Small Business Challenge Contest.
  • Want to perfect your pitch? @CYBFCanada is partnering in Fundica’s Canadian roadshows to teach entrepreneurs how to pitch.

CYBF (and partners) in the news!

Great contributions from our outstanding volunteers:

Messages to tweet!

  • May 21 deadline is fast approaching for CYBF’s #SMIF13 You could be the next big innovative start-up! Apply now http://shar.es/lBD7z
  • Transitioning Canadian Forces member & looking to start a business? Apply to The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur by May 26! http://shar.es/l9M3Y
  • Entrepreneurial boot camp means business for Canadian troops # POE http://bit.ly/YpSTAV   #POE
  • Un camp d’entraînement entrepreneurial qui se traduit en entreprises pour les troupes canadiennes http://bit.ly/ZB1rCI  #OEP
  •  Join us on May 28 at #CYBF #SMIF13 Accelerator Celebration and hear a keynote from Ron Tite! http://bit.ly/11SDEiT


Find out what happened in our regions this week:

British Columbia

  • CYBF BC welcomed Paulina Lipska, Business Development Manager to the team! Find her on @CYBFBC and tweet a welcome.
  • Last week CYBF BC held Entrepeer events in Victoria and Burnaby. Both had great turnout despite competing with gorgeous weather. Victoria pictures here, Burnaby photos to come.
  • Jill Earthy spoke on a panel last week in Victoria at the CCSBE Conference on “Building Entrepreneurial Communities Through Collaboration” which was also moderated by CYBF’s Mentor-in-Residence, Linda Morana.



  • Joelle Foster from CYBF MB shows off her husband’s new holster, bought from CYBF entrepreneur Lennard Taylor. Proud picture here.
  • Congratulations from CYBF to all the winners at the Company Program Awards night! Photo here.
  • CYBF MB welcomes Elaine Palson, Business Development Manager to the office!


  • CYBF ON attended a great roundtable with Ontario Ministers @BradDuguid and Eric Hoskins on Ontario’s Youth Jobs Strategy. Entrepreneurship is a key ingredient!
  • CYBF ON Team is excited to head to Ottawa next Wednesday & Thursday. On Thursday, we’ll be at The Funding Road Show. Find out more info here.