Futurpreneur Canada announces 2015 G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit delegation

July 31, 2015

Young Canadian business leaders to promote entrepreneurship at G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit in Istanbul

TORONTO – (August 1, 2015) – Following a cross-country call for applications, Futurpreneur Canada announced the names of the 22 young entrepreneurs who will form the official Canadian delegation at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) Summit in Istanbul, Turkey this fall.

These internationally-minded young Canadian entrepreneurs will convene with dedicated and influential entrepreneurs, knowledge partners and leaders from the G20 countries to identify the ways that governments and business communities can best harness the potential of young entrepreneurs, while also driving public policy, raising awareness and providing a voice for young entrepreneurs around the globe. The resulting recommendations will then be officially handed to the G20 leaders in the form of a communiqué following the Summit.

The G20 YEA Summit will be hosted by the Young Businessperson Association of Turkey (TUGIAD) from September 7 and 9, 2015.

The following entrepreneurs will be representing Canada in Istanbul:

Delegates will be accompanied by the following members of the Futurpreneur Canada team:

  • Cindy Goertzen (Winnipeg, Manitoba), Board Member, Futurpreneur Canada, Profile
  • Marsha Josephs (Richmond Hill, Ontario), VP, Corporate and Public Affairs, Futurpreneur Canada and G20 YEA Canadian Sherpa, Profile
  • Olivier Letard (Montreal, Quebec), Board Member, Futurpreneur Canada and G20 YEA Canadian President, Profile

Futurpreneur Canada hosted the inaugural G20 YEA Summit in Toronto in June 2010, inviting 200 young entrepreneurs and the organizations that represent them from the G20 countries to participate in the development of a communiqué delivered to the G20 leaders. The Summit also resulted in the creation of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, an international network of like-minded organizations supporting youth entrepreneurship.

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About Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada (formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation or CYBF) has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for nearly two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors. Futurpreneur Canada 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. staging.futurpreneur.ca. Facebook: Futurpreneur Twitter: @Futurpreneur

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