Chris Hadfield, Justin Trudeau and Amanda Lang among the many early
adopters of Ten Thousand Coffees as part of a commitment to unlock
opportunity for young professionals
TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, serial entrepreneur and
millennial, Dave Wilkin, launched Ten Thousand Coffees, a digital
platform that connects students, recent grads and young professionals
with industry leaders to share insights and inspire future
opportunities. The Ten Thousand Coffees movement is based on the notion
that great conversations begin with a cup of coffee.
"We know that today's youth have the solutions to our most important
challenges, but lack the opportunity because they don't have access to
the right networks. All they need is a chance to connect with the
leaders of today," says Ten Thousand Coffees Founder Dave Wilkin. "We
created the world's first youth movement that unlocks opportunities and
benefits both Novices and Experts."
Not only will Ten Thousand Coffees help open doors for students and
young professionals but some of the world's biggest organizations and
most recognizable Canadian leaders have joined the movement in an
effort to give back but also to learn from the next generation of
leaders. Early adopters of the program include Rick Mercer, George
Stroumboulopoulos, Kirstine Stewart, Bruce Croxon as well as executives
from Samsung Canada, Facebook Canada, L'Oreal, TIFF and the Canadian
Additionally, McDonald's® Canada is a supporter of Ten Thousand Coffees. The company is helping foster
connections by offering its more than 1,400 restaurants - the majority
newly redesigned in contemporary décor - as a convenient and inviting
meeting place for Novices and Experts to start great conversations over
a McCafé® premium beverage.
"Creating connections between people of all ages is at the core of the
McDonald's brand," says John Betts, President and CEO of McDonald's
Canada. "We're excited to support Ten Thousand Coffees and encourage
young Canadians and experienced professionals to learn from each other
and spark new ideas."
By 2028, seventy-five per cent of the workforce will be made up of
millennials.1 This is driving experienced leaders and influencers from across Canada
to TenThousandCoffees.com to connect with the next generation and gain
insights that will future proof their organizations.
Ten Thousand Coffees is thrilled that influential brands like McDonald's
Canada, TIFF, Samsung Canada and Canadian Olympic Committee have joined
the movement. We encourage more Canadian Experts to join the movement
by visiting www.TenThousandCoffees.com.
About Ten Thousand Coffees
Created by a team of individuals dedicated to understanding and working
with millennials and top Fortune 500 companies, Ten Thousand
Coffees was established on the realization that great conversations
begin with a cup of coffee. We are connecting students, recent grads
and young professionals with industry leaders to share insights and
If you're established in your career, join as an Expert. If you're a
student, recent grad, or young professional join as a Novice to connect
with leaders in your field of interest at TenThousandCoffees.com
1 StartUp Generation How Millennials are remaking the Canadian economy.
Image with caption: "Dave Wilkin, serial entrepreneur, millennial and the founder of Ten Thousand Coffees launches the biggest youth movement of its kind, connecting students, recent grads and young professionals to industry experts across Canada over a cup of coffee. (CNW Group/Ten Thousand Coffees)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140121_C9895_PHOTO_EN_35720.jpg
Image with caption: "Dave Wilkin, Founder of Ten Thousand Coffees (left) with John Betts, CEO, McDonald's Canada (right) discuss how TTC is creating connections and bridging the gap between generations at a local Toronto McCafe. (CNW Group/Ten Thousand Coffees)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140121_C9895_PHOTO_EN_35719.jpg
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