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G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance

Supporting International Opportunities for Canada’s Young Entrepreneurs

Futurpreneur is proud to be a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA), a global network of more than 500,000 young entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them. 

In advance of every G20 Leaders’ Summit, the G20 YEA brings together hundreds of the world’s top young entrepreneurs to advance youth entrepreneurship as a driver of economic growth, innovation and social change. The Summit allows young entrepreneurs to become part of a network of champions for youth entrepreneurship, advising on issues of importance, sharing ideas and proposing solutions. The G20 YEA Summit also offers a vital opportunity for young entrepreneurs to network with peers, advance their businesses, make international connections and explore international growth strategies. 

 

2024 Opportunity

Futurpreneur is looking for 45 of the brightest diverse young entrepreneurs to represent Canada at the 2024 G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit hosted by Brazil’s National Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs (CONAJE). The Summit will take place in Goiânia , Brazil from June 12-14, followed by optional city visits in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Florianopolis from June 15-16. Futurpreneur-led Canadian delegation activities are set to take place before the Summit from June 9-11.
 

2024 Summit theme : Connecting Cultures, Fostering Business: Building a just world and a sustainable planet 

 

How does it work?

In-person International Summit

The G20 YEA Summit will be held in person in Goiânia, Brazil. We will lead the full delegation in Brazil for Canadian trade activities organized by Futurpreneur. Canadian delegation briefing activities will be held online (see below for more details).  

The delegation will be able to connect digitally in advance of the Summit, alongside 300+ young entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders from across the G20 countries via the G20 YEA App. 

 

Canadian delegation Summit activities

Futurpreneur is hosting pre-summit activities for the Canadian delegation, offering a robust agenda filled with networking and trade opportunities. Futurpreneur will also be leading the Policy Taskforce consultations for Canadian delegates to inform the drafting of the 2024 Communiqué. 

Canadian delegates will meet virtually in advance of the summit to participate in a variety of business-building, policy-making and networking activities with government officials, international trade organizations, consular trade representatives/business associations from G20 countries and Trade Commissioner Services. 

The aim this year is to provide safe, interactive and inclusive G20 trade opportunities to a diverse group of young entrepreneurs from across  the Canadian international trade landscape including women, members of equity-seeking communities including Black, Indigenous, newcomers, 2SLGTBQIA+  and people living with disabilities.

Further details about the 2024 G20 YEA Brazil Summit will be unveiled closer to the event. 

 

 

Want to become a G20 YEA delegate? 

Apply online by March 15, 2024 – 11:59 PM (ET)
 

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Futurpreneur is proud to be a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA), a global network of more than 500,000 young entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them.  
 
In advance of every G20 Leaders’ Summit, the G20 YEA brings together hundreds of the world’s top young entrepreneurs to advance youth entrepreneurship as a driver of economic growth, innovation and social change. The Summit allows young entrepreneurs to become part of a network of champions for youth entrepreneurship, advising on issues of importance, sharing ideas and proposing solutions. The G20 YEA Summit also offers a vital opportunity for young entrepreneurs to advance their businesses, make international connections and explore international growth strategies. 

The G20 YEA Summit hosted by The National Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs (CONAJE) in Goiânia, Brazil will be held in-person from June 12-14, 2024. The G20 YEA Summit includes three days of summit activities alongside 1-2 days for pre-summit activities led by Futurpreneur (June 9-11). The Summit will also be followed by optional city visits organized by CONAJE from June 15 to 16 in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Florianopolis.  

2024 Theme:  Connecting Cultures, Fostering Business: Building a just world and a sustainable planet 

 

The Summit sessions may feature: 

  • High-profile keynote speakers 
  • Breakout sessions, panel discussions, focus groups and a pitch competition 
  • Virtual networking opportunities through profile matching and conference navigation 

Summit activities organized by Futurpreneur will include: 

  • Introductions to business development organizations 
  • Meetings with the Trade Commissioner Service, senior government officials and international business associations and services 
  • B2B meetings/ Bilaterals 
  • Networking events and cultural activities 
  • Act as a champion for youth entrepreneurship both within Canada and abroad 
  • Represent the interests of young entrepreneurs, advising on issues of importance, sharing challenges and proposing solutions 
  • Engage with government, media and other stakeholders about their experience and associated G20 YEA recommendations to support young entrepreneurs, by doing at least one of the following: 
    • Coordinate a media article/media appearance 
    • Schedule meetings with government and/or leaders in the entrepreneurship community 
    • Arrange a visit or presentation to share learnings and G20 YEA recommendations, such as at a school, university, Chamber of Commerce, government consultation or other event 
  • Actively participate in a variety of virtual meetings and training opportunities in spring 2024 and a full-day pre-summit training session in May 2024. 
  • 18-39 years old 
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident 
  • Owner, co-founder and/or majority shareholder of a Canadian business or non-profit that has been in operation for at least two years * 
  • Able to communicate in English 
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial leader familiar with the challenges facing young entrepreneurs 
  • Strong interest in affecting entrepreneurship policy 
  • Interested in exploring international markets and making international connections to advance business interests, articulated interest in the Brazilian market or other G20 market  will be considered an asset 
  • Able to cover all costs associated with participating as a delegate** 
  • Able to secure the necessary visa to enter and travel in Brazil – please review the entry and visa requirements with the relevant consular offices.
     

* Exceptions may be made for businesses that have been operating for less than two years where the applicant can demonstrate significant business growth (preferably global). 

* * We anticipate that the cost to participate in the 2024 Summit in Goiâna, Brazil and related delegation trade activities will be approximately $4,000 CAD (inclusive of your international and domestic flights, accommodations, Summit registration fees, ground transportation and food). A travel stipend will be provided to all participants as a partial reimbursement of applicable travel expenses, pending confirmation. More information coming soon. 

 

QC-based delegates who are 18-35 years old will be able to apply for an Entrepreneuriat travel stipend from Les Offices Jeunesse Internationaux Du Québec (LOJIQ). For more information: https://www.lojiq.org/programmes/entrepreneuriat/  

 

An additional $50 CAD non-refundable fee payable to Futurpreneur is required from all delegates to confirm a spot on the 2024 G20 YEA Canadian delegation. This fee will be used towards costs related to delegation coordination, training and activities. 

 

Please note that only up to two people may apply per business/organization to be part of the delegation. If selected for the Canadian delegation to Brazil, only one representative per business/organization will be eligible for funding. 

 

Applications will be open until March 15, 2024 – 11:59 PM (ET) 

Make international connections and accelerate your business abroad

As a 2024 G20 YEA delegate, you will join a group of like-minded young entrepreneurs eager to explore expansion and growth opportunities outside of their local market. Together, you will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of regional entrepreneurial ecosystems, make international connections and accelerate your business interests abroad.

Become an entrepreneurship leader and ambassador

Your role as a G20 YEA delegate goes beyond the Summit. As a G20 YEA delegate, you will become part of a cross-Canada network of champions for youth entrepreneurship, advising on issues of importance, sharing challenges and proposing solutions on behalf of young entrepreneurs across the globe. You will have the opportunity to engage with stakeholders and media, and to participate in government relations efforts to advance the G20 YEA recommendations. 

Learn from leading experts

You will participate in a variety of business-building, policy-making and networking activities with government officials, international trade organizations, consular trade representatives/business associations from G20 countries and Trade Commissioner Services. 

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The G20 YEA App is brought to you by the G20 YEA Canada team at Futurpreneur, powered by The First Prototype and Upbio, and was also supported by a contribution from Global Affairs Canada’s CanExport Associations program.

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