Ten Outstanding Entrepreneurs Chosen for CYBF’s High Fliers Program

Ten Outstanding Entrepreneurs Chosen for CYBF’s High Fliers Program

November 1, 2012 – HALIFAX, NS – The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) has announced the selection of 10 young entrepreneurs with outstanding potential for its High Fliers program.

High Fliers will help the entrepreneurs aged 18-39 take their existing businesses to the next level by pairing them with a seasoned business leader who will act as their mentor throughout the duration of the program. Additionally, they will take part in five different workshops and seminars; each designed to help build specialized knowledge and skills that further advance their growth goals and provide the opportunity for networking.

Selected entrepreneurs (and their business ventures) include:

Leah Skerry of Norex, Menna Riley of Parlour Room Event Productions, Kelly MacDonald of Creekside Equestrian Centre, Mark Hobbs of Denote Communications, Colin Gillis of IPECC Project Management Inc., Chris Barker of Genesis Technology Inc., Katelyn Allen-Romkey of Redriot Communications and The Fork Project, Anais Guimond of Atlantic Cirque Agency & School, Alex MacCaull of HMS Financial Inc., and Emerich Winkler of Green Data Centre Inc.

“Our 10 High Fliers are ready to embark on an incredible journey. Each entrepreneur is well poised for growth.  They have the desire to be mentored and enhance their skills. CYBF has more than 16 years’ of experience in supporting young entrepreneurs to reach their potential, and through initiatives like High Fliers we are able to support these 10 High Fliers in reaching their entrepreneurial potential by offering them mentorship and skill development opportunities,” says Nicole Osmond, Director of CYBF Atlantic. “We are thrilled to play a role in the exciting journey they are about to embark on together.”

To learn more, visit www.cybf.ca/highfliers or contact:
April MacLeod, High Fliers Program Coordinator
Email: macleod.april@gmail.com
Tel: 902.449.2799

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. The program works with Nova Scotia business leaders of tomorrow, providing them with the resources they need to make their ambitions a reality.

Canada’s Entrepreneur Gateway
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the ‘go to’ place for youth entrepreneurship. As a national organization, we are dedicated to growing Canada’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 is the founder of G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) and founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA). www.cybf.ca