Canadian Youth Business Foundation Launches Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada 2011

November 14, 2011

Canadian Youth Business Foundation Launches
Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada 2011

TORONTO, ON – November 14, 2011 – Today, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) officially marks the beginning of Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada: seven days committed to celebrating entrepreneurs and inspiring young people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity from coast to coast to coast.

As official hosts of GEW Canada 2011, CYBF will kick off GEW at the Corporate and Community Social Responsibility Conference in Ottawa, Ontario on Tuesday, November 15 and continue throughout the week with events, awards and promotions taking place across the country. Events will be organized by CYBF and its partners, including community partners, strategic partners and fellow members of Canada’s entrepreneur ecosystem such as ACE, Impact Entrepreneur Group, SIFE and The Canadian Federation of Independent Business. The week will wrap with a series of Start-Up Weekend events happening across the country, including the official closing event, Start-Up Weekend Toronto, a community-building start-up event which begins on Friday November 18.

“This is a particularly important Global Entrepreneurship Week as it falls at the end of year officially declared by the Canadian federal government as ’The Year of the Entrepreneur’,” explains Vivian Prokop, chief executive officer of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. “GEW is about convening and collaborating with likeminded organizations to strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Canada and abroad. Together, we are working to cultivate the next generation of entrepreneurs who will create and sustain Canada’s long term economic prosperity.”

Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada 2011 is taking place thanks to the generous support of the following partners: National Post, ACE, The Government of Alberta, Mount Royal University, Review Room and


About CYBF – Canada’s Entrepreneur Gateway

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the ‘go to’ place for youth entrepreneurship. As a national charity, we are dedicated to growing Canada’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character, not collateral, when providing youth, age 18-34, with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring. We help them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business.

About Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada

Between November 14-20, 2011, more than 100 countries will come together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a movement to inspire millions of people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. GEW Canada 2011 is hosted by the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, a national not-for-profit organization that works to connect hundreds of organizations to champion a culture of entrepreneurship and mentoring, through local, national and global initiatives.

CYBF Media Contact:

Rachel Azagury
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
Phone: 866-646-2922 x2111
Cell: 647-834-2923