Futurpreneur announces 2024 Canadian delegation for the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit in Brazil 

May 8, 2024

Pictured: Introducing the 2024 Canadian delegation for the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit in Brazil, June 12-14, 2024.
Pictured: Introducing the 2024 Canadian delegation for the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit in Brazil, June 12-14, 2024.

TORONTO, CANADA – Futurpreneur, a proud founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA), is delighted to announce the 2024 Canadian delegation for the upcoming G20 YEA Summit.  

Following a rigorous selection process, 46 talented and diverse young entrepreneurs have been chosen to represent Canada at the G20 YEA Summit in Goiânia, Brazil, from June 12-14, 2024. This international gathering will be hosted by the National Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs (CONAJE) – Brazil’s G20 YEA host committee – with support from Ciano Asset Management and Fecomércio Goiás (the Federation of Commerce, Services and Tourism of the state of Goiás).  

The G20 YEA Summit, held annually ahead of the G20 Leaders’ Summit, serves as a platform for advising G20 governments on matters of business and entrepreneurship policy. The Alliance is a collective of organizations, across the G20 countries, representing more than 500,000 young entrepreneurs, who meet every year to affect positive policy change and champion youth entrepreneurship worldwide. 

This year’s G20 YEA Summit theme “Connecting Cultures, Fostering Business: Building a just world and a sustainable planet,” aligns with Futurpreneur’s mandate to help young entrepreneurs build and grow sustainable businesses, fostering inclusive economic and social prosperity. 

 “We are immensely proud to support and lead Canada’s delegation of vibrant young entrepreneurs at the 2024 G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit in Goiânia, Brazil,” said Karen Greve Young, CEO, Futurpreneur. “This year’s theme resonates deeply with our mission at Futurpreneur. Our delegates are poised to contribute meaningfully to discussions on sustainability and equitable business practices, highlighting Canada’s commitment to fostering an inclusive economic environment. We look forward to their active participation in shaping global solutions that promote a just and sustainable future, demonstrating how Canadian innovation and values can positively impact communities around the world.” 
The Canadian delegation, represents a rich diversity of sectors, provinces and equity-deserving communities from across the country. This embodies Futurpreneur’s commitment to fostering inclusivity in the Canadian entrepreneurial ecosystem and the international trade landscape. The delegation consists of 48% women-led businesses and 74% of founders identify as Black (32%), Indigenous (4.3%) and People of Colour. Hailing from nine provinces, the delegates span various industries including professional services, health and wellness, cleantech, consumer products and education.   

Futurpreneur’s Canadian delegation is supported by Global Affairs Canada’s CanExport Associations program and has formed strategic partnerships with leading organizations in bilateral and international trade. These collaborations will enhance the delegation’s preparation and capacity to promote inclusive trade, more broadly.  

The Summit will culminate with the delegates producing a communiqué on global entrepreneurship policy, to be presented to the G20 leaders during their subsequent summit. The communiqué will highlight the importance of considering young entrepreneurs’ perspectives in global economic policymaking.   

Below are the members of Futurpreneur’s 2024 G20 YEA Canadian delegation: 


Carlos Almeida Domingues Optave Ai Solutions Inc. 
Christopher Chukwunta International Renewable Energy Systems Inc. 
Michelle Okere Okere & Associates 
Olumuyiwa Igbalajobi Scholarships Cafe Inc 
Reza Enaloui Semitechnic Corp. 
Temi Okesanya Road Aider 

British Columbia 

Babak Safadost ZeroTrek Environmental Services Ltd 
Bryce Matthew Watts Forager International 
Clinton Large Large Tutoring Inc. 
Domoina Ranjatoelina Gondwanna Sustainable Sourcing 
Hong (Helen) Zhou Ansun CPA Inc
Jayesh Vekariya Sheer Simple Laboratories Inc. DBA joni 
Parmjot Gill Kite Company Creator 


Charmaine Jennings Strategic Charm  

New Brunswick 

Tosin Ajibola Welkom-U Inc 

Newfoundland & Labrador 

Constanza Safatle Newbornlander 
Li-an Delos Reyes Briga Bites Inc. DBA Brother Sprout 

Nova Scotia 

Samantha Bambrick Alternative Routes Travel Inc 
Thauana Morais auspicious woman educational technologies 


Adam Hepburn ELO Gaming Limited 
Atifur Khan ARK Industries – SmartDry   
Daniel Snowball Swansea Health / Swansea Trading Company 
Diana Virgovicova & Kerem Topal Ismail Oglou Xatoms 
Dilesha Stelmach Equity First HR 
Jannine Rane & Anush Sachdeva Zing Pantry Inc.  
Matt (Vales) Slaman Art & Water Cultural Group 
Rahila Kuyoro D’hilla Beauty Inc 
Tunde Omotoye HumanSquad 


Andrea Bomo Ann & Eli Apothecary 
Claire Bardin BORÉALIE 
Fatou Bocoum Also Recrutement 
Flore Deshayes Clinique Inflorescence 
Gavin Seal Intersectionnel Films Inc. 
Jean-Hamilton Philippe Distribution Goudshop Inc / Goodshop Canada 
Kathy Pellerin VisaVie Canada 
Lara Emond Iris + Arlo 
Nina Lantinga Nets for Net Zero 
Sophia Lundy & Mackenson Lundy Les entreprises Marc et Sophia Lundy (Masolu Construction) 
Taïna Chalifoux DiNapoli caffè | Caféine Pushers 


Jason Cardinal Flying Dust Market Garden 
Kristy Ehman Hyon Software Inc 
Rishi Patel SIRIN Vodka 
Tayab Soomro PathoScan Technologies Inc. 


Futurpreneur is a national, non-profit organization that provides loans with mentorship and resources to diverse entrepreneurs, ages 18-39, who are looking to start, buy or grow their businesses in Canada. With a mandate to help young entrepreneurs bring their business ideas to life, Futurpreneur provides bilingual (English and French) support and resources to help business owners start and succeed.  

Founded in 1996, the organization was established to promote entrepreneurship among Canadian youth as a critical pillar for diversifying the economy, generating employment opportunities and fostering a sustainable future. Since then, Futurpreneur has helped more than 18,700 young entrepreneurs launch or acquire small and growing businesses across Canada. 

Futurpreneur is a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, the Canadian member of Youth Business International and the Canadian host of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).