Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Canadian Youth Business Foundation

October 10, 2013 11:29 ET

Canadian Youth Business Foundation Announces High Fliers Program

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 10, 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, visit


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, 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), the Canadian member of the Prince's Youth Business International, and the Canadian Host of Global Entrepreneurship Week (November 18-24, 2013).

Established in 1996, CYBF has invested in more than 5,600 young and emerging entrepreneurs across Canada, whose businesses have created over 23,000 new jobs, $163.6 million in tax revenue and hundreds of millions of dollars in sales and export revenue. CYBF delivers its program coast-to-coast through a national network of 186 community partners and more than 4,550 volunteers including business mentors. Information about CYBF is available at

The High Fliers Program is brought to you by The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) and sponsored by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development and Tourism.

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