Action Entrepreneurship: Growing Young Enterprise
There is an urgent need for Canada to invest in youth entrepreneurship. Youth unemployment is more than double that of older age groups, and half of the entrepreneurs who head the small and medium enterprises – which make up 98 per cent of all businesses in Canada – are retiring in the next decade.
Last year, Futurpreneur Canada set out to create an action plan to advance youth entrepreneurship. The result was Canada’s Action Entrepreneurship: Growing Young Enterprise, which saw more than 1,000 young entrepreneurs, business and government leaders from across Canada come together via in-person and virtual roundtable discussions and a national summit.
Action Entrepreneurship 2015 presented by Meridian promises to be just as powerful, as we focus on business growth – defining what it means for different entrepreneurs and how to maximize their growth potential. Once again, a series of roundtable discussions will take place Across Canada from January to March to contribute to this conversation, which will inform our Canadian Summit in Toronto in May 2015, and the resulting action recommendations.
If you are interested in attending a roundtable in your community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to see if space is available.
Action Entrepreneurship 2015 Backgrounder