Kinetic Café and CYBF join forces to support high-potential Canadian Tech Focused companies.

Kinetic Café and CYBF join forces to support high-potential Canadian Tech Focused companies.

Toronto, Canada – Sept 26th, 2013 – Toronto based innovation firm Kinetic Café and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) are pleased to announce that they have partnered to provide financing and support to companies chosen for the newly formed Fresh Startups ( program designed to grow great companies focused on Food, Health, and Fitness.

Through this partnership, all accepted applicants into the Fresh Startups program would have the option of receiving $15,000 in startup financing from CYBF, in addition to the other funds in the program.

“When we first dreamt up our Fresh Startups program we made a list of our dream partners and CYBF was on that list” stated Chris Carder, Co-Founder of Kinetic Café. “This partnership adds a new layer of support to the startups accepted in our program and adds a great deal of value for both us and CYBF.”

“Partnering with Kinetic Café is an exciting opportunity for CYBF, directly aligning with our commitment to support innovative start-ups,” said Tessa Mintz, VP Programs, CYBF. “With Fresh Startups, CYBF is continuing to partner with dynamic, frontline organizations who share our goal of supporting young entrepreneurs on the path to success.”

The Fresh Startups program is a joint venture between Kinetic Café and the healthy restaurant chain Freshii to find and help serious entrepreneurs launch the world’s next wave of breakthrough companies focusing on health, food or fitness.

Startups looking to apply should visit for more information.

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About Kinetic Café
Kinetic Café is a Toronto-based innovation consulting firm focused on helping forward-thinking enterprises & disruptive startups challenge convention, imagine new possibilities & successfully bring meaningful products, services & experiences to the market that meet the needs of today’s connected consumer through world-class strategy & design capabilities with the deep technology & production expertise needed, in-house to bring ideas to life from concept to reality.

Launched in 2011 by digital industry veterans Chris Carder [Co-Founder of Canada’s largest email services provider], David Dougherty [Former Principal and VP of Innovation & Strategy at Trapeze] and Gary Fung [Tech Industry Visionary and Former founder of Ping Chat], the newly merged company now boasts a team of 20 innovation and technology professionals.

About the Canadian Youth Business Foundation
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 aged 18-39 with pre-launch coaching, business resources, low-interest financing of up to $15,000, and industry-leading mentoring to help them launch and sustain successful businesses. CYBF’s co-financing partner, the Business Development Bank of Canada, leverages CYBF’s application process to provide up to $30,000 in additional support for CYBF entrepreneurs.

Established in 1996, CYBF has been recognized as a global leader in advancing youth entrepreneurship. CYBF is a founding member of the global G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, the Canadian member of The Prince’s Youth Business International and the Canadian host of Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 18-24, 2013).