TORONTO, Nov. 3 /CNW/ - The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), the 'go to' place for youth entrepreneurship in Canada and the Official Host of Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada 2009, is pleased to announce it will be hosting His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales at an entrepreneurial showcase in Vancouver on Saturday, November 7th.
HRH The Prince of Wales will meet more than 20 young dynamic and innovative CYBF entrepreneurs, who have travelled from all across Canada to meet His Royal Highness along with mentors, community partners and leading supporters.
"Entrepreneurship defines Canadian communities, and in turn, our nation's financial prosperity. During turbulent times entrepreneurship equals economic recovery" said Vivian Prokop, Chief Executive Officer of CYBF. "As a leading member of the Prince's Youth Business International, we are honoured to demonstrate CYBF's important work and impact in Canada by introducing His Royal Highness to our innovative and resilient young entrepreneurs and their mentors".
Also expected to attend the entrepreneurial showcase are Premier of British Columbia, the Honourable Gordon Campbell, and British Columbia's Minister of Small Business, Technology and Economic Development. the Honourable Iain Black. Canadian business leaders, including John Risley, Chairman of Clearwater Fine Foods; David Aisenstat, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Keg Steakhouse & Bar; David Stewart-Patterson, Executive Vice President of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives; Catherine Swift, Chairwoman, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business; Gwyn Morgan, Founding President and Chief Executive Officer (retired) of EnCana Corporation, and Tracy Redies, President and Chief Executive Officer of Coast Capital Savings.
For more information on CYBF, visit www.cybf.ca
The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF)
Canada's Entrepreneur Gateway - www.cybf.ca
Founded in 1996, CYBF has invested to date in more than 3,000 young entrepreneurs, whose businesses have created more than 16,600 new jobs, $93 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 more than 150 community partners and 2,800 volunteers including business mentors.
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.
Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) - www.gewcanada.com
From November 16th to the 22nd, 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 2009 is being hosted by The Canadian Youth Business Foundation. CYBF will be connecting hundreds of organizations to champion a culture of entrepreneurship and mentoring, through local, national and global initiatives. Students, educators, young adults, entrepreneurs, business leaders, mentors, employees, non-profit leaders, corporations, governments, and many others will participate in a wide range of programs
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