The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) is a global network of young entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them. It was established to convene each year in advance of the G-20 Summit, with the aim of championing the importance of young entrepreneurs to the G20 member nations and to share examples and practices. The Alliance was officially created at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit, Toronto, Canada, 2010. This year the G20 YEA Summit is being held in Istanbul, Turkey.

As the official G20 YEA member for our country, Futurpreneur Canada reviewed over 60 applications from Canadians passionate about entrepreneurship and the opportunity to join the 2015 Canadian delegation. After a round of interviews, a panel of judges selected 22 entrepreneurs to represent their country on the international stage. The Canadian delegates will travel to Turkey this September to engage the G20 leaders and policymakers in the cause of youth entrepreneurship and to meet and network with over 600 entrepreneurs from around the globe. Meet the 2015 delegation below!


Alexandre Fainberg
(Montreal, Quebec)
Company: Heddoko
Motto: “Hope is not a strategy.”
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Alexandre Mensi
(Laval, Quebec)
Company: Mango Software Inc.
Motto: “Do the right thing, do the thing right!”
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Arielle Beaudin
(Montreal, Quebec)
Company: LORI.biz
Motto: “Do it right.”
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Barry Hartman
(Vancouver, British Columbia)
Company: 505-Junk
Motto: “Challenge is the first step of opportunity.”
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Bassil Silim Jones (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: Merchlar
Motto: “My father used to tell me to “crack your butt and work hard now not later”. This is what I now know as the power of delayed gratification. Success usually comes down to choosing the pain of discipline over the ease of distraction. And that’s exactly what delayed gratification is all about.”
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Daniel Dubois
(Vancouver, British Columbia)
Company: ShareShed
Motto: “Win the day.”
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Déborah
Cherenfant (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: Mots d’Elles Media
Motto: “Always aim higher.”
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Devon Fiddler
(Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
Company: SheNative Goods Inc.
Motto: “She believed she could so she did.”
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Felix Marzell
(Montreal, Quebec)
Company: DIX au carré
Motto: “You play, you discover. You discover, you innovate.”
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Heather Abbey
(Saskatoon, Saskatchewan)
Company: ShopIndig.ca
Motto: “I’m not scared of failure, but I am of regret.”
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Humeyra Ayshé Karsli
(Montreal, Quebec)
Company: Atlantic Trade Bridge
Motto: “I have no idols; I admire hard work, dedication and competence.”
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Ibrahim “Obby” Khan
(Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Company: Shawarma Khan & Green Carrot
Motto: “Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t so that you can live the rest of your life like most people can’t.”
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JP Dejardins
(Montreal, Quebec)
Company: The Wallrus & Orangerine
Motto: “You are what you do.”
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Leslie Gallagher
(Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Company: WorkLocal.jobs
Motto: “Follow up & follow through.”
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Luc Bohunicky
(Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Company: Consultica
Motto: “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?”
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Manny Padda
(Vancouver, British Columbia)
Company: New Avenue Capital
Motto: “Invest in the person/entrepreneur.”
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Ray Walia
(Vancouver, British Columbia)
Company: Launch Academy
Motto: “Everybody has something to teach, everybody has something to learn.”
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Sarah Segal
(Montreal, Quebec)
Company: SQUISH
Motto: “It takes 10 years to be an overnight success.”
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Scott Henry
(Windsor, Ontario)
Company: Kidogo
Motto: ”If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.”
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Scott Walton
(Saint John, New Brunswick)
Company: Enovex/Covalent
Motto: “If you want money ask for advice, if you want advice ask for money.”
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Stephanie Brisson (Montreal, Quebec)
Company: Credo Productions
Motto: “Make it happen.”
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Winston Chan
(Montreal, Quebec)
Company: Dr. Winston Chan Wellness Chiropractic
Motto: “Just do it.”
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Delegates will be accompanied by the following members of the Futurpreneur Canada team:


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