CYBF contributes to the launch of online portal,

November 16, 2011

Québec, QC November 16, 2011 – To celebrate Entrepreneurial Culture Day, the Réseau des Carrefours Jeunesse-emploi du Québec launched today the website with the help of numerous partners including the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF).

This innovative portal is designed for youth ages 16 to 24 and aims to instill a passion for entrepreneurship by undertaking entrepreneurial projects and inviting them to experiment in the world of entrepreneurship, while video testimonials will allow youth to discover entrepreneurs from different backgrounds and from across Quebec. This unique multiplatform environment, a place to exchange ideas, to network and to share information, is driven by social networks. A simulation game to walk youth through the various stages of a start-up will also be offered online, during phase two of the project. was created as part of a robust dialogue among various partners involved in the Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. In addition to the involvement of CYBF, partners included the Québec Entrepreneurship Contest, the Young Chambers of Commerce of Quebec. The project was conceived by Martin Thibault, president of Absolunet.

“CYBF is proud to collaborate with its partners on this great initiative, which will contribute greatly to the development of an entrepreneurial culture in Quebec,” said Valérie Bellavance, Senior Director, Quebec. “Our youth need to be inspired by successful entrepreneurs and this portal will feature profiles from all regions across Quebec. This tool is also the result of extensive collaboration among various stakeholders of the Youth Action Strategy.”


About The Canadian Youth Business Foundation – 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.

CYBF Media Contact:
Josée Cusson
Director, Quebec
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Tel. : 514-225-7035, ext. 4002
Cell.: 514-603-9852