Coming together to advance entrepreneurship

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

“Interacting with young entrepreneurs was inspiring. Watching them learn and grow before our own eyes, the support they provided to each other was outstanding. It solidified that ‘I can do it’!” – Toronto-based business leader

Building on 11 cross-Canada roundtables and other consultations, the Action Entrepreneurship Canadian Summit was held in Toronto on May 13-14, 2014.

Over 230 participants, representing all provinces and the Northwest Territories came together to prioritized promising opportunities to expand youth entrepreneurship and agree on an action plan to drive entrepreneurship in Canada forward.

Based on the results of the Summit and other Action Entrepreneurship initiatives, Futurpreneur Canada released a national action plan to expand youth entrepreneurship. Find out more about the action plan.

Agenda
8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration and Refreshments
8:30-9:00 Welcome

  • Remarks from Futurpreneur Canada and dignitaries
  • Overview of Action Entrepreneurship
9:00-9:15 Confidence and Competence

  • Pop-up speakers: Entrepreneurs, experts and leaders
  • Overview of goals and actions
9:15-10:05 Roundtable Session 1

Facilitated small group discussions drawing from findings and recommendations collected from across Canada. Create an action plan addressing the opportunities to expand youth entrepreneurship.

10:05-10:25 Break
10:25-11:20 Roundtable Session 2

Facilitated small group discussions to discuss and refine action plans developed in the previous session.

11:20-11:40 Feedback and Highlights
11:40 a.m. -12:15 p.m. BDC Mentorship Award, Presented by Futurpreneur Canada
12:15-1:15 Networking Lunch
1:15-1:45 Capital and Connection

  • Pop-up speakers: Entrepreneurs, experts and leaders
  • Overview of goals and actions
1:45-2:35 Roundtable Session 3

Facilitated small group discussions to create an action plan addressing the opportunities to expand youth entrepreneurship.

2:35-2:55 Break
2:55-3:50 Roundtable Session 4

Facilitated small group discussions to discuss and refine action plans developed in the previous session.

3:50-4:15 Feedback and Highlights
4:15-4:45 Final Wrap-up
4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks