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Week that was: March 11 – 15

Futurpreneur | March 15, 2013

We hope everyone had a great, productive week. Here’s what we were up to:

  • The latest #CYBF Entrepeer Vibe e-newsletter is out! View it here.
  • Nothing to lose, everything to gain! BDC Young Entrepreneur Award applications are open until April2, 2013. Apply now!
  • Thanks for voting for Canada for the GEW Buzz Builder Award! Vote by sharing the blog with a tweet, share.  Deadline is March 17.
  • Help Canada shape talks at the G20 YEA Summit in Russia. Fill out these 2 surveys and if you tweet/share #G20beheardCA you will be entered in a draw to win a prize! More details here.
  • Looking for answers? #CYBF’s Entrepeer Hub LinkedIn group offers the support you need. Read more here.

CYBF articles, blogs and news this week:

  • Most small business owners can’t pass a basic financial test. Julia Deans, CYBF CEO, gives her thoughts on start-ups here.
  • In lean times, start-ups are an attractive choice for new grads. Check out the full article here.
  • Canadian Female Founders and Why They Were Destined to be Entrepreneurs. Find out what drives CYBF entrepreneur Lauren Friese, founder of Talent Egg here.
  • Discover 6 ways Generation Y will transform the workplace from CYBF entrepreneur Lauren Friese, click here.
  • Discover why CYBF mentor Ellis Orlan’s motto is ‘spend within your means.
  • Managing finances: personal and business by CYBF mentor Sidney Halpern (FCA, Chartered Accountant).
  • Know your finances and then borrow to grow by CYBF entrepreneur Alexey Saltykov.
  • Money management by Dominik Loncar, CYBF Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Find out what happened in our regions this week:

British Columbia

  • Great article in the Vancouver Sun on how CYBF’s Newcomer Program can help immigrants (ages 18-39) start a business. Read more here.


  • Alberta is getting geared up for another Entrepeer Event in April. For more information, click here.


  • Follow CYBFSask on Twitter to keep up-to-date on local entrepreneurs!  City of Saskatoon surpasses 10,000 licensed businesses. Read more here.


  • Manitoba is getting geared up for another Entrepeer Event in April. For more information, click here.


  • Update on our Spin Master Innovation Fund entrepreneurs pplconnect who presented at SXSW 2013. Read more and check out their pictures and experiences on Facebook.


  • The Nspire National Business Tech Conference was a success for CYBF’s Ontario team as they participated on the judging panel and in festivities this week. Read more on the conference here.