Good morning and happy Monday!

VOTE for CYBF entrepreneurs, Colin Bell and Jaclyn and Jaclyn McPhadden, co-founders of Recycle Smart, finalists for the Globe and TELUS Small Business Challenge Contest!

Check out some of CYBF’s recent happenings below:

–          Join the conversation on our new Francophone LinkedIn Subgroup here!

–          CYBF entrepreneur: Lauren Friese of TalentEgg has been nominated for the Ernst &Young Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 awards in the Young Entrepreneur category!


Check out some upcoming events:


–          The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Social Media Webinar: Pinterest for Your Small Business on August 15th. Register here.

–          Global Entrepreneurship Week will be held November 18-22. Save the date!

–          Applications are now open for the 2014 Next 36! Geared towards undergraduate university students who have shown a passion for entrepreneurship. More details can be found here.1

CYBF (and partners) in the news!


–          Check out this great article in the Globe and Mail by CYBF entrepreneur Lisa von Sturmer about young entrepreneurs and the organization!

–          CYBF is featured in the Financial Post in this article about the Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur and the week-long business bootcamp that recently took place!

Great contributions from our outstanding volunteers:


–          Workshop for mentors has them wanting more… by Linda Morana.

Be sure to remain active on Twitter by regularly tweeting about events in the respective regions. Below are a few messages to tweet this week:


–          Entrepreneurial? Ambitious? Innovative? Apply to @Next36 #N36_2014cohort

–          Take a moment to VOTE for RecycleSmart, #CYBF entrepreneur and finalist in the #smallbizchallenge@wastewatchers

–          Need answers to your business questions and challenges? #askCYBF and our experts will answer!

Find out what’s happening in our regions:



–          Registration is now open for Banff Venture Forums held this September! Check out their lineup of amazing keynote speakers and register here today!

–          Financial Futures’ Able 2013 Conference is hosted in Calgary this November 5th and 6th. Save the date!


–          The new platform team celebrated International Co-Working day with some networking and refreshments with highfliers and young entrepreneurs on August 9th!

–          Learn all about the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, who is hosting a free event on Tuesday, August 20th. Register here.

–          Scott Walton of Enovex was featured in the Globe and Mail written by CYBF BC entrepreneur Lisa von Sturmer of Growing City. Check it out!

British Columbia

–          Community Micro Lending is hosting an info session on August 13 from 5:30-6:30pm in Victoria for all those interested in community lending.


–          The Canada/Manitoba Business Service Centre is hosting a three day Business Planning Workshop from Aug. 13th to Aug. 15th. Sign up here!


–          The London Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Digital Media Workshop on September 20th. Register here.

–          MaRS will be hosting a Small Business Networking event on August 13th in Toronto. Register here.


–          Quebec’s next Entrepreer Event will be held on August 20th at the Keg Steakhouse in Laval.

–          Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is holding its ‘Passeport PME’ Competition this month for small and medium business looking to develop internationally. Applications are due at the end of the month; more details here!

–          There will be a Start-Up Weekend in Sherbrooke, Quebec this fall, at the end of November! Look out for more details.


–          CYBF Saskatchewan will be hosting an Entrepeer Event on Tuesday, August 13th at the Keg!

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