Bridging the Financial Literacy Gap

Julia Deans, CEO, CYBF believes financial literacy is key to achieving start-up success. Read more here. Join us on (today) March 4th at the Bridging the Financial Literacy Gap Live series.

In partnership with Intuit and the Canadian financial literacy Community, BRIDGING THE FINANCIAL LITERACY GAP is the first event of the Startup Canada 2013 LIVE Series, delving more deeply into issues to advance Canadian entrepreneurship.

BRIDGING THE FINANCIAL LITERACY GAP is a conversation with leading experts within the Canadian financial literacy community on trends, challenges, opportunities and tools to advance the financial literacy agenda in Canada to cultivate a large and healthy crop of early-stage startups to produce major high-growth companies with a more ambitious global reach that can be anchors in their communities.

March 4, 2013 (TODAY)

10:30am – 12:30pm 

Registration opens at 10:00am

10.00am         Registration Opens

10.30am         Introduction and Welcome

Rick Spence, Entrepreneur Columnist at the National Post (Moderator)

10:35am         Welcoming Remarks from Startup Canada

Sophia Leong, Director of the Telfer EMBA & Startup Canada Advisor

10:40am         Opening Remarks

Maxime Bernier, Minister of State for Small Business

10:50am         Keynote Address – Bridging the Financial Literacy Gap

Jeff Cates, CEO of Intuit Canada

11:10am         Panel Debate

Jeff Cates, CEO of Intuit Canada

Garry Rabbior, President of the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education

Lance Laking, Investment Director at the MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund.

Julia Deans, CEO of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation

12.10pm         Entrepreneur Pitches

Three entrepreneurs pitch their solutions to the problem of “Bridging the Financial Literacy Gap” in a 5 minute Pitch

12.30pm         Closing Words and Adjourn

Tickets to attend are sold out, but you can still join in via livestream!  Click to RSVP to stream online here.

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