This week we are celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in Canada and across the globe. As the GEW Canadian hosts, we wanted to give you an inside look at some rock star entrepreneurs and small businesses across the country, as well as showcase some of the great events and initiatives that are happening this week. We thought, what better way to do this than to send three ambassadors across the country to show you the entrepreneurial landscape in Canada from their perspective?
Last year, we sent ambassadors Aurélie Vachon, Tarah Ferguson and Daniel Lewis and this year, we teamed up with Amway Canada to pick three new ambassadors for 2016. We asked Canadians to show and tell us why they felt they should represent Canada and go on the road this week, and after several great and creative entries, a panel of judges selected three that we would send on the road.
Meet your 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Week ambassadors:
From: Vancouver, British Columbia
Ambassador for: Atlantic Canada & Quebec
Anthony Taylor is the Managing Partner at SME Strategy, a management consulting firm that specializes in strategic planning. Anthony was born and raised in Vancouver and loves to travel the world for both work and fun. He recently wrote his first book on entrepreneurship entitled “I Wish I Knew” and his passion and purpose in life is to help other people be successful and live their best lives possible.
From: Windsor, Ontario
Ambassador for: British Columbia & Alberta
Powered by passion and coffee, Cierra Bray is a 23-year-old recent public relations graduate and now CEO and founder of @CGalMedia, a social media marketing firm located in Windsor, Ontario. Cierra is crazy about philanthropy, entrepreneurship and traveling. In her free time, she loves supporting local businesses and surrounding herself with like-minded and goal driven individuals. She plans on teaching youth about entrepreneurship and would like to impact one million youth by the age of 30.
From: St. Mary’s Bay, Newfoundland
Ambassador for: Ontario, Alberta & Manitoba
Colin is the co-owner and operator of the Celtic Knot Pub & Restaurant with his wife, Nanci. What started as a joke over Sunday dinner turned into a 3-week marathon of financing, marketing, licensing, stumbling, recovering, purchasing and hiring to open the doors in June 2015. Proud Newfoundlander by birth, accountant by trade and entrepreneur by choice, Colin believes that fostering small business development is key to sustained economic health.
Follow along on Twitter by using the hashtag #GEWcanada, and right here on the blog as these three ambassadors travel across the country this week!