Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Canadian Youth Business Foundation

September 23, 2011 14:25 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Youth Business Foundation Announces-YOU Innovate Launch Event & Object Reveal

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 23, 2011) -

WHO: Canadian Youth Business Foundation
YOU Innovate Canada
WHAT: Launch of YOU Innovate Canada tournament and reveal of the everyday object!
YOU Innovate Canada is an opportunity for every Canadian to think like entrepreneurs and creating value out of an everyday object. It is a national tournament held in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week and hosted by the Canadian Youth Business Foundation.
WHEN: Monday, September 26, 2011
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
WHERE: Ryerson University Campus
Gould Street between Victoria and Bond streets.
Toronto, ON
WHY: On September 26th, the everyday object at the centre of YOU Innovate Canada will be revealed by local entrepreneur and recent Dragon's Den success, Diana Olsen of Balzac's Coffee Roasters. Tournament participants will use that object as the raw material to create a new innovation, define its value and submit a brief video about their innovation for the chance to get their share of $25,000 in cash awards generously provided by and a trip to Liverpool, England!

About the Canadian Youth Business Foundation

Canada's Entrepreneur Gateway

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the 'go to' place for youth entrepreneurship. As a national charity, we are dedicated to growing our Canada's economy one young entrepreneur at a time. We look at character not collateral, when providing youth, age 18-34, with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring, to help them launch and sustain a successful entrepreneurial business.

About YOU Innovate Canada

YOU innovate Canada is a creative, youthful and energetic national tournament that allows Canadians to engage with, connect to and see the value of entrepreneurship in their everyday lives. Organized by the Canadian Youth Business Foundation in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada, YOU Innovate Canada demonstrates that the spark of a great business idea comes from looking at things in different ways.

About Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada

Between November 14-20, 2011, more than 100 countries will come together to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a movement to inspire millions of people to embrace innovation, imagination and creativity. GEW Canada 2011 is hosted by the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, a national not-for-profit organization that works to connect hundreds of organizations to champion a culture of entrepreneurship and mentoring, through local, national and global initiatives.

Contact Information

  • CYBF Media Contact:
    Rachel Azagury
    Senior Manager, Marketing and Communications
    866-646-2922 x2111 or Cell: 647-834-2923