The Canadian Youth Business Foundation has selected 30 dynamic young Canadian entrepreneurs to form the official Canadian delegation at the 2011 G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) in Nice, France on October 31-November 2, 2011. The G20 YES is an annual international summit that brings together dedicated and influential entrepreneurs of the G20 countries. April Glavine is a Canadian delegate.

  • First name / last name: April Glavine
  • My motto: “Every person has the ability to motivate change.”
  • Name:  Lean Machine Healthy Vending Service Inc.
  • Activity: food service, health & wellness
  • Number of employees: 13
  • Headquarters’ Address: 46 Lockhart Ave., Moncton, New Brunswick, CANADA, E1C 6R1
  • Website: www.leanmachines.ca

Why did I become an entrepreneur:

Lean Machine Healthy Vending Service Inc. was an idea born out of necessity to help reverse the increasing trends of childhood obesity. The company offers vending machines stocked with healthy snacks and beverages from soy milk to dried nuts for high schools, secondary education locations, and health care/fitness centres.

My best moment as an entrepreneur:

Creating and operating The Lean Machine Way. The Lean Machine Way is an entrepreneur program for students to lean key business skills and to promote the need to live a healthy lifestyle.

My next challenge:

Lean Machine is exploring opening an organic baby daycare “Natural Steps”. The goal is to impact children at Day One, something that will positively enhance each step going forward. We want to build a solid foundation for healthy living.

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