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Week that was: March 18-22

Futurpreneur | March 25, 2013

What a wonderfully jam-packed week we’ve had here at CYBF. We had our team traveling to Rio for Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2013, and a fantastic announcement from the Federal Budget 2013 with more opportunities for young entrepreneurs!

Check out what else happened this week:

  • A call to all Canadian entrepreneurs! Please fill out these surveys and be heard @G20_YEA in Russia #G20beheardCA   Deadline is Mar 28.
  • Our interest rates change Apr 1. Register now & secure current start-up financing terms.
  • Great news! Fed Budget promises $18M investment over two years in young entrepreneurs through. Read more here.
  • What a warm welcome to Rio for GEC 2013! Click for more information and for updated pictures!
  • 9 days left to apply to 2013 BDC Young Entrepreneur Award. Click and apply today!
  • CYBF was at the Timeraiser event in Toronto on Friday. If you missed it, or want to know more about the next event click here.

Cool quotes from GEW – Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2013

  • “What entrepreneurs need most (in order of importance): mentors, ecosystems, funding” Jeff Hoffman at #gec2013
  • “We need the community and support to sell the gospel of entrepreneurship to youth” Patrick Lim #gec2013 #GEW
  • “Entrepreneurship is not the goal. It’s the shovel.” Jeff Hoffman #GEC2013

CYBF articles, blogs and news this week:

Find out what happened in our regions this week:

British Columbia

  • CYBF BC was at the @YWCAVAN Mentorship Recruitment Fair on Friday. For more information, click here.


  • In case you missed it, Julia Deans was with our Alberta team and met with Venture Alberta! We look forward to working to help Alberta entrepreneurs!
  • Barbara Adamson and Sharday Isaac from Mount Royal University represented their YOU Innovate team (Team Engage) in Rio for the Global Entrepreneurship Congress 2013. We hope you had an amazing time. Click here for photos of GEC 2013.


  • Saskatchewan entrepreneurs, take control of money matters in life and business. A money management workshop was held this week! More info here.


  • Joelle from CYBF modelling smart phone gloves developed by amazing Junior Achievement kids! Picture this!


  • During her short trip to CYBF Quebec, Dominique Longval attended the Montreal Chamber of Commerce breakfast series with Maude Théroux-Séguin and Sophie Dudot. Bertrand Cesvet, CEO of the internationally known Marketing firm Sid Lee presented his vision of creative leadership.


  • Team ON moderated a forum on newcomer self-employment at Enterprise Toronto. More info here.


  • The Atlantic team was at the @HFXEntrepreneur Expo this week! Read more here.