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The Action Entrepreneurship Canadian Summit 2016 presents more WORKSHOPS, more SPEAKERS and more NETWORKING

Join us in Toronto: May 30-31, 2016

Are you…

  • An entrepreneur who spends too much time working in your business when you should be working on your business?
  • A mentor looking to connect with like-minded people, passionate about supporting emerging entrepreneurs?
  • A member of the entrepreneurial community who loves to stay on top of the latest small business trends and hear first-hand from entrepreneurs about the challenges they face and the supports they need?

Unite with entrepreneurs, mentors and other stakeholders for thought-provoking skill-building workshops, dynamic networking opportunities and engaging keynote speakers at Futurpreneur Canada’s Action Entrepreneurship Canadian Summit.

More than 300 young entrepreneurs and leaders from across Canada will bring their ideas, energy and ambitions to Toronto in Futurpreneur Canada’s biggest and best Action Entrepreneurship event yet!

Click on one of the links below for more information:

All other attendees

Download the Summit app to create your profile, build your agenda and get connected with other attendees: and click “login” in the top right corner to get started!


Monday, May 30, 2016 (Entrepreneurs Only)

1:30 Registration and Networking
2:30 Welcome Remarks
2:45 Keynote
Greg Taylor, Co-founder of Steam Whistle Brewing
3:30 15 minute break
3:45 CollaborACTION

This unique activity developed by Gen Y Inc. will get you talking about real issues and challenges and collaborating on crowdsourced solutions that you can take back to your business

Join fellow entrepreneurs for a fast-paced, high-impact afternoon of tackling your biggest business challenges as a group. This is an incredible opportunity to have real challenges and issues “mind-chewed” by a group of peers from across the country!

We’ll have three broad topic rooms covering GROWTH, SALES and CHANGE, where entrepreneurs will present their challenges, followed by an intensive brainstorming session in small groups.

6:00 Entrepreneur Networking Night

Get to know entrepreneurs from across the country over drinks and a bite to eat at Shopify’s downtown Toronto office. Beer generously provided by Steam Whistle Brewing!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

8:30 Registration and Networking
9:30 Welcome Remarks
9:45 Fireside Chat
Herschel Segal, Founder of Le Chateau and Co-founder of DAVIDs Tea and Sarah Segal, Founder of Squish Candy in conversation with Ian Portsmouth, Publisher of Canadian Business and PROFIT
10:30 Presentation by Julia Deans, CEO, Futurpreneur Canada
10:45 Break
11:00 Breakout Sessions

  1. People and Culture – Two ingredients you can’t afford to get wrong
  2. Women’s Entrepreneurship: Leading During Peaks and Valleys
  3. By the Numbers – Using your financials to make smart decisions
  4. From the Ground Up: Creating & Refreshing Your Mentoring Program
  5. Export in less than 90 Days – Becoming export-ready
12:30 Futurpreneur Canada’s 20th Anniversary Awards Lunch
Join us as we celebrate entrepreneurs, mentors and partners across Canada! We’ll be handing out awards, including:

  • BDC Mentorship Award
  • 20th Anniversary Award presented by Clearwater Seafoods
  • Grit Award presented by Shopify
  • Beyond Borders Award presented by Youth Business International
  • Community Partner Award presented by RBC
1:45 Breakout Sessions

  1. Find your Story – Build your Brand
  2. Entrepreneurs with Staying Power
  3. Make Customers (not noise) with Social Media
  4. Running out of Cash Really, Really Sucks
  5. Find your Why – Building a Team and Culture
3:15 Break
3:30 Breakout Sessions

  1. Make Customers (not noise) with Social Media
  2. Mentor Rockstars – Open Mic with 3 BDC Mentorship Award Winners
  3. Find your Why – Building a Team and Culture
  4. Running out of Cash Really, Really Sucks
  5. Peer2Peer Experience Sharing – Stories of Success, Failure and the Critical Role of Peer Support
5:00 Ignite! – Celebrating 20 Years of Futurpreneur Canada
Join Futurpreneur Canada as we celebrate our 20th birthday! You’ll have the chance to make more connections and to browse the Futurpreneur Canada marketplace showcasing products and services from entrepreneurs and partners from coast-to-coast.

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List of summit speakers

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Arcadian Court
401 Bay St., 8th Floor
Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

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Summit participants are welcome to book a room at the Chelsea Hotel at a discounted rate. Please note that rooms and discounts are subject to availability. To book your room please click here or call 1-800 CHELSEA (243-5732) or 416-595-1975 and mention that you are attending the Futurpreneur Summit 2016.

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Air Canada (including Jazz) is the Official Canadian Airline of the Action Entrepreneurship Canadian Summit. If you are planning to book travel to the Summit on Air Canada, please email to request a discount code for online booking. Discounts will vary from 5% to 12% based on fare class and are not valid on Tango fares within Canada and the U.S. Other restrictions may apply.

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