If so, you might be a great fit for the 2018 Canadian Delegation to the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) Summit in Buenos Aires!
As a 2018 Canadian delegate, you will become part of a cross-Canada network of champions for youth entrepreneurship, representing the interests of young entrepreneurs, advising on issues of importance and proposing solutions with over 500+ young entrepreneurs and leaders from around the world. You will also have the opportunity to advance your business abroad, making valuable international connections and exploring the local entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Harold Dumur is the owner of Ova, a company which leverages virtual and augmented reality to create an interactive training platform for clients in a wide range of industries. Eager for international opportunities, Harold went to the G20YEA Summit in Beijing to make connections and explore the growing market for artificial intelligence in China, participating in B2B meetings and pitching his idea to investors and panelists. ‘China was amazing. I won the G20YEA pitch competition and because of that, we are in due diligence with a venture capitalist in China.’ Dumur went on to secure a $4 million investment in Ova less than a year from the summit with ViveX, the largest business accelerator in China.
“The G20 YEA offers a unique opportunity for young people to contribute to global policy on important issues like, education, entrepreneurship and technology. Ahead of the summit, delegates were briefed on Canadian policy initiatives and global trends and, in Germany, we were addressed by government officials and industry leaders.
The G20 YEA Summit was also about networking and business development. My company Fireside Analytics is a Toronto based edtech company that provides data analytics services. Africa was on the agenda at the G20 YEA summit and by special invitation, a delegation of young entrepreneurs from Nigeria joined us in Berlin. Networking with this group of inspiring entrepreneurs led to my company’s partnership with WAVE Academies (West Africa Vocational Education), a social enterprise based in Nigeria. We are using data analytics models to support WAVE in their efforts to find local job placements for young people in West Africa.
It was a great honor to represent Canada at the G20 YEA in Germany and I am excited to be part of this great community of entrepreneurs.”
Please note: As part of your application, you will be required to submit a short (two minute, max. 10MB) video responding to one of the following questions:
Option 1 : The 2017 G20 YEA Communiqué called upon G20 leaders to review educational priorities to ensure young people have access to knowledge and skills vital to new technological and economic realities (including digital competencies, STEM education and entrepreneurial skills). Share two recommendations for governments to ensure young people have the skills they need for the future economy.
Option 2 The 2017 G20 YEA Communiqué called upon G20 leaders to adopt policies that support young entrepreneurs as they assess and expand into external markets. Tell us about two things governments could do to help young entrepreneurs go global.