Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Canadian Youth Business Foundation
High Fliers Program

High Fliers Program

November 08, 2013 08:54 ET

High Fliers Selected for CYBF's Entrepreneurial Program

HALIFAX, NS--(Marketwired - Nov. 8, 2013) - The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is pleased to announce the selection of young entrepreneurs with outstanding potential for its High Fliers program.

The program will help these entrepreneurs take their existing businesses to the next level by providing access to high-level skill development seminars with Canada's leading business experts and on-site visits and sessions with local successful entrepreneurs. The High Fliers will participate in numerous peer learning and sharing opportunities. At the end of the program, they will present their progress to a panel of business leaders for the chance to win a cash prize.

Selected entrepreneurs and their business ventures include:

Keith Gelhorn, ADDvocacy ADHD & Life Skills Coaching ltd, Ricky Goodall, Collison Sports, Moses Robicheau, Laugh It Up, Kyle Williams, KTM Services Group, Kristy O'Leary of Scout and Burrow, Jamie Newman, JCN Performance Consulting Ltd., Rosemary Murphy of The Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery, Jon Fraser, Stromline Technologies, Laurie Dolhan of, Brad Hiltz of Good Wood Fuel Limited, Chris Mahoney of Train Clean, Megan McCarthy of DraftCAM, Jessi Gillis of Highland Drive Storehouse and Highland Drive Catering and Matthew Pickup of Fosch Capital.

"This year we really focused on the entrepreneur and their potential for business leadership. Each High Flier impressed us with their drive to succeed, passion for business and positive, can-do attitude. We also considered their commitment to the business and its opportunity for growth. The High Fliers selected have the desire to learn and to apply those learnings to business growth," says Nicole Osmond, Director of CYBF Atlantic. "CYBF has more than 16 years of experience supporting young entrepreneurs to reach their potential. We are thrilled to play a role in their business success."

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. The deadline for submissions was 11:59 p.m. on Oct 25, 2013 at

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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 supported by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and Nova Scotia Economic and Rural Development and Tourism.

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