Canadian Youth Business Foundation Announces High Fliers Program

Canadian Youth Business Foundation Announces High Fliers Program

HALIFAX, October 9, 2013 – Today, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) announced the launch of the third round of the High Fliers program designed to help young entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. High Fliers embody the entrepreneurial spirit and have a passion for business and the drive to succeed. They possess a positive, can-do attitude. They are resourceful and are committed to achieving exceptional business results.

Through High Fliers, each entrepreneur will participate in high-level skill development seminars with Canada’s leading experts, on-site visits and sessions with local successful entrepreneurs and participate in numerous peer learning and sharing opportunities. At the end of the program, the High Fliers will have opportunity to talk to a panel of business leaders about how far they have taken their business since the start of the program for the chance to win a cash prize.

High Fliers will be accepting submissions from entrepreneurs aged 18-39 until October 25, 2013.  For a list of eligibility criteria and to learn more about the application process, visit  This year, up to 15 ambitious entrepreneurs from Nova Scotia will be selected to participate in the program.

“Every year we offer this program, our High Fliers tell us how valuable the experience has been for them – not only the workshops and seminars, but the peer support and mentoring they receive.” says Nicole Osmond, Director for CYBF in Atlantic Canada. “We are pleased to give the opportunity to our local young entrepreneurs to spend some time away from their business so they can focus on business growth. For us, growth is related to working on your business as much as it is about working in it.”

Some of the High Fliers alumni are very recognizable names including Milan Vrekic of TitanFile and now Volta Labs and Colin Gillis of IPECC Project Management. “The guest speakers were the biggest benefit; I received actionable information out of each of them” says Colin. “The program helped us make some key decisions and to connect to more people and programs. I would recommend it to anyone interested in growing their business.”

 About High Fliers

A program created by Canadian Youth Business Foundation, High Fliers is supported by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development and Tourism. It intends to attract Nova Scotia business leaders of tomorrow, providing them with the resources they need to make their ambitions a reality. Deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. on Oct 25, 2013 at


For more information on the High Fliers program
April MacLeod, High Fliers Program Coordinator
Tel: 902.449.2799