Media Advisory: Fund celebrates and champions innovative Canadian-made business

Media Advisory

TORONTO, May 23, 2013 – Spin Master Ltd. and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) invite members of the media to an event celebrating Canadian innovation and showcasing the amazing success of Spin Master Innovation Fund recipients. The innovative business ideas of these Fund recipients helped them each garner $50,000 in financing, hand-matched mentoring and exclusive access to senior Spin Master Ltd. executives to take their businesses to the next level.

Keynote speakers include Ron Tite, comedian, speaker, host and award-winning advertising writer and Executive Creative Director; Ronnen Harary, Co-CEO of Spin Master Ltd.; and Julia Deans, CYBF Chief Executive Officer who will be on hand for interviews, along with Spin Master Fund recipients, during this evening of innovative insight, networking, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. To learn more, visit

Date:                Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Time:               5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.    VIP and media private networking hour

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.    Accelerator Celebration

Location:          The Spoke Club, 600 King Street West, Toronto

Members of the media are also invited to attend a kick-off breakfast taking place at the Spin Master Ltd. offices at 450 Front St. W., also on May 28, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., where Fund recipients will be showcasing the success of their businesses to senior executives at Spin Master Ltd. and CYBF and will be available for interviews.

About CYBF

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to growing our nation’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character not collateral, when providing youth, age 18-39, with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring, to help them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business. CYBF has been recognized as a global leader in advancing youth entrepreneurship, is a founding member of the global G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) and the Canadian Host of Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 18-24, 2013). Visit

About Spin Master Ltd.

A multi-category children’s entertainment company since 1994, Spin Master has been designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer products for children around the world and is recognized as a global growth leader within the toy industry. Spin Master is best known for such popular brands as boy’s action phenomena and 2009-2010 Boys Toy of the Year winner Bakugan Battle Brawlers™, and award-winning brands Air Hogs®, Appfinity™, Aquadoodle™, La Dee Da™, Nano Speed™, Spin Master Games™, Tech Deck™, and Zoobles™. The company has also marked an entry into children’s media with the launch of Spin Master Entertainment, a subsidiary focusing on the design, development and production of television and other media properties. Spin Master employs over 900 people with offices in Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Paris, Hong Kong, Mexico, Munich, Italy, Spain and central Europe. For additional information please visit:


For more information, to arrange an interview or register to attend either the breakfast or evening celebration, please contact:

Lesley Wilmot
Director, Marketing & Communications
Canadian Youth Business Foundation
(416) 408-2923 x 2203