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G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance: 2012

2012 G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit


From June 2-5, 2012, hundreds of international delegates gathered in Mexico City, Mexico for the 2012 G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) – a gathering of young entrepreneurs (ages 18-40) and entrepreneurship-focused organizations from the G20 countries.

Hosted annually by the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, the G20 YES provides valuable input to government leaders on fostering entrepreneurship, building partnerships and enabling job creation in their countries. Delegates have the opportunity to exchange ideas, build their networks and impact entrepreneurship around the world.

This year’s G20 YES took place at the prestigious Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Santa Fe campus in Mexico City. It was hosted by the Young National Commission of Entrepreneurs of COPARMEX.

The 2012 G20 YES built upon the success of previous Summits, including the achievements from CYBF’s own inaugural G20 YES which took place in June 2010 in Toronto.

The Canadian delegation for the 2012 G20 YES – Mexico City, Mexico:

Young Entrepreneurs:

  • Devon Brooks, Blo Blow Dry Bar, British Columbia
  • Lisa Von Sturmer, Growing City (Growing City UrbanEco Enterprises), British Columbia
  • Harry Chemko, Elastic Path Software Inc., British Columbia
  • Andy Tsai, ReFleX Wireless, British Columbia
  • Barbara McLean-Stollery, Executive Airways Grooming Services, Alberta
  • Lindsey Parkin, Parma Ventures Inc., Alberta
  • Martin Park, Evolve Business Group Inc., Alberta
  • Bryan McCrea, 3twenty Solutions Inc., Saskatchewan
  • Matthew Hudson, Invenia, Technical Computing Corporation, Manitoba
  • Arjun Kumar, Kela Medical Inc., Ontario
  • Armen Bakirtzian, Avenir Medical Inc., Ontario
  • Vinod Rajasekaran, The Hub Ottawa, Ontario
  • Oliver Letard, PCO Innovation, Québec
  • Stéphane Élie, Symbiose Communication, Québec
  • Jasmine Gervais, Orangerine Inc., Québec
  • Awane Jones, Monumental Technologies/Merchlar, Québec
  • Bassil Salim-Jones, Monumental Technologies/Merchlar, Québec
  • Jean-René Lemire, Vigneault Chocolatier Ltée, Québec
  • Scott Walton, Enovex, New Brunswick
  • Lesley Steele, Eastern Passage Village Veterinary Hospital, Nova Scotia

CYBF Leadership from Toronto, Ontario:

  • Vivian Prokop: CEO of CYBF, Founding Chair of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance and President of the G20 YES Canadian delegation
  • Katrina White: Chief Strategic Officer of CYBF and Canadian Sherpa G20 YES
  • Scott Bowman: Director, Government Relations of CYBF, G20 YES Canadian Delegation Lead