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Week that was: May 13-17

Futurpreneur | May 22, 2013

We hope that everyone enjoyed the wonderful May long weekend. We hope this is the kick-off to a great spring/summer season! CYBF is gearing up and find out what great things happened last week:

  • CYBF went to the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum in Ottawa to promote The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur program.
  • CYBF COO Terry Campbell along with Sarah Hashem and Lesley Wilmot attended the LRC Awards held at local CYBF entrepreneur Maverik Wine Bar last week to honour some GTA volunteers. Photos here and here.
  • CYBF entrepreneur spotting in Manitoba mall, photo evidence here of Lisa von Sturmer of Growing City.
  • We’re even more excited after speaking to Ron Tite, keynote for our #SMIF13 Accelerator Celebration and looking forward to hearing him speak on May 28. Get your tickets here.

 Lots of upcoming events!

CYBF (and partners) in the news!

Great contributions from our outstanding volunteers:

Messages to tweet!

  • Today is the last day for #SMIF13 applications! Get your apps in for #50K #mentoring #CYBF http://shar.es/lBD7z
  • Less than 1 week to apply to The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur by May 26! http://shar.es/l9M3Y  #canadianforces
  • Get your ticket for #CYBF #SMIF13 Accelerator Celebration on May 28 & see Ron Tite’s keynote http://bit.ly/11SDEiT


Find out what happened in our regions this week:

British Columbia

  • On Tuesday, May 14 BC held its provincial elections. This was the headline from the Vancouver Sun on the results: “Christy Clark’s B.C. Liberals pulled off a shocking and historic upset Tuesday, winning a fourth consecutive majority government over a New Democratic Party that has been leading in the polls for almost two years.”
  • We are holding our Business Plan Bootcamp today, Wednesday, where we engage with our interested entrepreneurs at a local co-working space in Vancouver.
  • We are a supporter & in-kind sponsor of Dignity Vancouver: Celebrating the Spirit of Entrepreneurship happening today, Wednesday. The event features many local entrepreneurs and great local support organizations.
  • We launched our regional Facebook page – like them here! We’re also ramping up our twitter – follow us @CYBFBC!


  • CYBF Alberta team attended a great Provincials Skill Trade Show May 15 and 16. They had a great turnout with over 1,400 competitors and attendees from around the province. Check out a photo taken of a plumbing competitor here.


  • Congrats to the top three @WilsonCentre #i3IdeaChallenge Saskatchewan Entrepreneurs – @FarmAtHand  #OnathaStudios @frozengear! Can’t wait to see your businesses grow into thriving enterprises. Great photos here and here.


  • CYBF Manitoba’s Joelle Foster congratulates the rural winner at the Dragon Quest. Impressive group of entrepreneurs. Check out photos here and here.


  • CYBF Ontario team was in Belleville with Trenval Business Development Corporation last week celebrating entrepreneurship with stories of successful young entrepreneurs. Photo here and news coverage here!
  • Ontario attended the @thefundingroadshow in Ottawa last week. Great presentations. Find out when they will be in your city here.


  • A beautiful day for the national championships of the Concours québécois en entrepreneuriat here! Many great inspiring projects. Next week in Québec City: second part for the “Service to Individuals” category!


  • Calling all Moncton entrepreneurs and mentors – Get your ticket for the May 22 Entrepeer event at The Keg here.
  • CYBF entrepreneur Moses Robicheau interviewed on Startup Kitchen here.