The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) Anounced the Launch of the Second Round of the High Fliers Program
HALIFAX – Today, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) announced the launch of the second round of the High Fliers program designed to help young entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level.
Through High Fliers, each entrepreneur will take advantage of CYBF’s world renowned mentoring program as they are paired with a seasoned business leader to help them further their business goals. Additionally, each will take part in five different workshops and seminars throughout the duration of the program. Each is designed to help build specialized knowledge/skills that further advance their growth goals and provide the opportunity for participants to network and learn from each other and reflect on and share their experiences.
High Fliers will be accepting submissions from entrepreneurs aged 18-39 until October 22, 2012. For a list of eligibility criteria and to learn more about the application process, visit www.cybf.ca/highfliers. Ten ambitious entrepreneurs from Nova Scotia will be selected to participate in the program.
“CYBF is proud to, through its second round of High Fliers, lead a program designed to support young entrepreneurs in Nova Scotia reach their goals of business growth. We are witnessing a real excitement from entrepreneurs in the “innovative” space that have proven they are well poised for growth.” says Nicole Osmond, Director for CYBF in Atlantic Canada. “Through initiatives such as High Fliers, entrepreneurs will gain access to an even greater level of support, through mentorship and peer learning opportunities that are both timely and relevant. It being Atlantic Innovation Week, there couldn’t be a more perfect time to launch High Fliers, the innovative spirit is very strong.“
The program’s pilot was offered last year and there were many success stories including Milan Vrekic of TitanFile who has since opened a second office in Waterloo and has received venture capital financing from Innovacorp. “The High Fliers program connected me to ambitious entrepreneurs from our community that I have formed strong friendships since,” says Milan. “The program helped us understand how to step back from the daily hustle and take a good look at the larger picture at hand.”
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 22, 2011 at www.highfliers.ca.
For more information on the High Fliers program, visit www.cybf.ca/highfliers, or contact:
April MacLeod, High Fliers Program Coordinator
ABOUT THE CANADIAN YOUTH BUSINESS FOUNDATION (CYBF)
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 a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA).
Established in 1996, CYBF has invested to date in more than 5,260 young entrepreneurs, whose businesses have created more than 20,800 new jobs, $147.4 million in tax revenue and hundreds of millions of dollars in sales and export revenue. CYBF delivers its program coast to coast to coast through a national network of 184 community partners and more than 4,220 volunteers including business mentors. Information about CYBF is available at www.cybf.ca.