Initiatives

G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance: 2015

From September 7-9, 2015, over 400 of the world’s best and brightest young entrepreneurs, leaders and change makers gathered in Istanbul, Turkey for the 6th annual  G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit. Twenty Canadians were among the young entrepreneurs calling on G20 leaders to foster and support entrepreneurship culture to reduce youth unemployment and increase growth and productivity.

Hosted annually by the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, the G20 YEA Summit 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.

For more information:

  • Read Futurpreneur Canada’s press release here.
  • Read more about the 2015 G20 Canadian Delegates here.
  • View the full 2015 G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Summit communique here.

What the delegates had to say:

“The G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance Summit was more than just a Summit. It was an eye-opening, thought-provoking involvement of 400 young entrepreneurs from around the world sharing the strengths, opportunities, weaknesses, and threats of their growing enterprises. I left the G20 YEA Summit with lifelong business relationships, friendships, new knowledge, and a more broad vision for expansion with 505-Junk. Our voices were heard and I look forward to witnessing the progression of youth entrepreneurship on a global scale.”
– Barry Hartman, Co-Founder and CEO, 505-Junk, Vancouver, BC

“The G20 Summit was an excellent opportunity to cultivate ideas, share thoughts and network with passionate individuals. Highly recommended.”
– Manny Padda, Managing Director, PM Search Partners, Vancouver, BC

“The summit for an unforgettable experience. The Futurpreneur Team, and past delegate, Winston Chan, made sure that we were making connections related to our industry throughout the event. I really appreciated that. It was such an amazing experience being among that caliber of entrepreneurs at the summit. Not only that, but I was also able to gain a meaningful relationships and conversations about how I can propel my business forward.”
– Devon Fiddler, SheNative Goods Inc., Saskatoon, SK

“This summit could be described in one sentence as: Innovative thought leaders across industries coming together to advance the global entrepreneurship agenda, and I believe we did just that!”
– Scotty Henry, Kidogo, Windsor, ON

“The G20 YEA Summit is where changemakers from around the world, come together to progress youth entrepreneurship and our planets biggest challenges forward.”
– Daniel Dubois, Founder, ShareShed, Vancouver, BC