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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.
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
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.
Apply online by March 15, 2024 – 11:59 PM (ET)
The G20 YEA experience was truly uplifting! As an entrepreneur, your mindset is key! This trip at the very core unlocked my mindset to think globally as an entrepreneur. With all the contacts we made with the 250+ delegates from across the G20 countries, I now have a family of entrepreneurs ready to support me as a Young Entrepreneur if I ever wanted to export/import products/services. In addition, as a person of faith and a person of color, being able to highlight the need to design diverse and inclusive solutions, including for Mental Health was very uplifting for me as a Young Entrepreneur. Having my country supporting me and behind me was truly empowering. The judges appreciated the unique approaches to creating diverse solutions and I can't wait to see how it inspires the rest of the entrepreneurs to build more inclusive solutions!
It's a must for every entrepreneur to attend the G20 YEA Summit at least once! The summit will open you and your business to new possibilities, experiences, and markets. As an entrepreneur, you need to think globally to address the problems we are trying to solve, and G20 YEA provides you with the perfect platform to learn, share, and grow with other like-minded professionals.
My experience was beyond what I imagined as I built a strong network, expanded my reach, and explored other countries’ ways of how EdTech is approached. I’m more confident to approach international markets from the knowledge I gained from experts who work to build bridges for your company and the resources to get you to the next steps of expanding.
The G20 YEA is THAT experience you need when trying to expand your business beyond Canadian borders and venture into diverse economies, but you need help figuring out how to proceed. It's a moment when some of the world's most impressive entrepreneurs convene in one location, giving you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to connect with politicians, changemakers, and leaders. Everyone you encounter is genuinely eager to chat and help. This year's G20 in India was nothing short of incredible. It was a pivotal moment, illuminating the vast array of opportunities that exist beyond Canada. Through my time at the G20 YEA, I've developed some of the most crucial international business connections, and I'm proud to announce that we've expanded our business to India.
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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:
Summit activities organized by Futurpreneur will include:
* 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)
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.
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.
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.