We hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend and a great start to the week.

Find out what happened at CYBF last week.

  • AGM and event on Parliament Hill. Attended by our Board, many MPs and 33 of our amazing entrepreneurs. The event made it clear to Minister Bernier and MPs how much CYBF does to help young entrepreneurs and our economy, and we came away with a new cohort of supporters.
  • BG Group and CYBF announcement: BC Premier Christy Clark and BG Group CEO Chris Finlayson joined Julia Deans in signing an MOU that will see BG Group invest $5 million over 5 years in CYBF’s work to help young entrepreneurs in BC, with a focus on northern, rural and First Nations communities. Click for media release , video and photo.
  • CYBF at Ontario Economic Summit: last week was moderated by Julia Deans. A panel speaking on youth jobs and entrepreneurship featuring CYBF entrepreneurs Lauren Friese of Talent Egg and Armen Bakhirtzian of Avenir Medical (click for photo).
  • TELUS supports young Canadian entrepreneurs
  • With every smartphone activation or renewal on a TELUS Small Business SharePlus Smartphone Plan from November 1-30, TELUS will contribute $50 to support young entrepreneurs through the CYBF’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program. Find out more.

Great contributions from our outstanding volunteers:

Stay active on Twitter by tweeting about events and initiatives. Below are a few messages to tweet this week:

  • CYBF offers you mentorship, financial aid, and now a chance to win a new business startup package #CYBFliveyourdream http://goo.gl/Dh1ozr
  • Are you in skilled trades and want to enhance your business skills? #CYBFtrades workshops will show you how! Register here http://bit.ly/15W3FTN
  • #CYBFmoMENTum applications are now open for @CYBFBC @CYBFAlberta @CYBFAtlantic regions – Find out more here http://shar.es/IWn7E
  • #Entrepreneurs, share your story with the world and you could win a trip to Moscow http://www.onestory.com/campaigns/global-entrepreneurship-week

Upcoming events:


Find out what’s happening in our regions:

British Columbia

  • CYBF BC team participated at @StartupGrindVan with Boris Mann@bmann! Awesome #entrepreneurship vibe @ZoneVancouver– Photos here and here.
  • Get a chance to have a #mentor for 6 months with the #CYBFmoMENTum program. Applications are now open! http://bit.ly/19XhwWJ


  • CYBF AB Team hosted the #Timeraiser event on Sat Nov 9 in Edmonton! More info here.
  • Check out the CYBFAlberta Facebook for interesting posts for starting your own business and gaining a business space here.


  • Skilled Trades workshop @CollegeofChoice Nov 21! Find out how #CYBF can help launch your #skilledtrades biz! http://bit.ly/15W3FTN  #SK
  • SKEntrepreneurs hard at work on cash flow forecasting! @CYBFSask @affinitycu here.
  • #SKEntrepreneurs, share your story with the world and you could win a trip to Moscow http://www.onestory.com/campaigns/global-entrepreneurship-week


  • CYBF MB team attended the Metis Conference & Tradeshow where new Minister of Jobs and the Economy, Theresa Oswald spoke. Photo here.
  • RampUp Wknd 4 – Nov. 22 – 24 Open to everyone with an idea for a startup, or the passion to be part of building one. http://eepurl.com/IlGU5
  • CYBF MB Director Joelle Foster took her daughter to the office today and started her off promoting entrepreneurship today. This is Winnipeg’s future! Photo here.


  • SociaLIGHT #SLTC2013 is going to be amazing & CYBF is a proud sponsor! Use code CYBFROCKS & get $100 OFF tickets!
  • CYBF wants YOU to win over $20,000 in professional services to help you launch your business. #CYBFLiveyourdream http://goo.gl/Dh1ozr
  • Entrepreneurs of #LdnOnt, I will be participating in @CYBFCanada’s campaign #CYBFwinadate on November 26


  • FCJE team hosted their CP Conference in Quebec City CP conference. Our wonderful new Quebec Director, Maryse Gingras and team impressed everyone with the well-planned agenda. We even had special guests Board members Olivier Letard and Martin Thibault attend the conference!


  • Attention #Entrepreneurs in St.John’s, NL! Help us kick off GEW 2013 and network in style! Reserve your spot, today!

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