Action Entrepreneurship Virtual Roundtable
Between March 10 and March 26, 2014, Futurpreneur Canada hosted the Action Entrepreneurship Virtual Roundtable as part of the Action Entrepreneurship: Growing Young Enterprise initiative. Almost 100 young entrepreneurs, business and non-profit leaders, policy makers, academics and others joined in the online discussions about the challenges and opportunities young entrepreneurs face in Canada. Just like the face-to-face roundtable events that took place across Canada, the virtual roundtable focused on four key drivers of youth entrepreneurship: mindset, skills, resources and markets & growth. The virtual roundtable technology was powered by TakingITGlobal.
We heard lots of interesting ideas on how to expand and support youth entrepreneurship! Click here for key themes and quotes from the discussions.
Live Chat – Friday March 21, 2014
As part of the virtual roundtable, Futurpreneur Canada held a Live Chat on Friday, March 21st that featured six dynamic young entrepreneurs from across the country. This panel-style, interactive discussion was broadcast live through Google Hangouts on Air and viewers added their comments and questions to the discussion through Twitter. The Live Chat was facilitated by Futurpreneur Canada’s Director, Government Relations, Marsha Josephs.
- Aaron Jones, Ajones Co (Regina, Saskatchewan)
- Andrea Scott, Skoah (Vancouver, British Columbia)
- Nadine Duguay, 21inc (Dieppe, New Brunswick)
- Obby Khan, Shawarma Khan (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
- Barbara McLean-Stollery, Executive Airways Grooming Services (Calgary, Alberta)
- Jason Daley, Nomad.works and Startup Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario)
Check out the Live Chat!
Video Challenge Winner
Congratulations to David Gingera, Founder and President of Citigrow in Winnipeg, Manitoba for winning the Video Challenge!
Part of the virtual roundtable, the Video Challenge called for people across Canada to submit a short video answering this question:
What three things should be done within the next 24 months to make Canada an even better place for young entrepreneurs to start and grow a business?
David won a trip to Toronto to join over 300 entrepreneurs and leaders at the Action Entrepreneurship Canadian Summit on May 13-14, 2014. Check out his winning submission!