As an official co-founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, Futurpreneur is proud to announce the 2021 delegation of the Canadian G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (YEA), a key engagement group focused on the impact of youth entrepreneurship in G20 economies. As part of the summit, 49 of Canada’s best and brightest young entrepreneurs will represent Canada at the hybrid G20 YEA summit, hosted by Italy, on October 5 and 6.
The YEA is a collective of organizations from G20 countries that work to promote and advance youth entrepreneurship. The Alliance represents over 500,000 young entrepreneurs worldwide. Each year, the G20 YEA brings together hundreds of young entrepreneurs and knowledge partners from across the globe at an annual summit in advance of the G20 leaders’ event, to develop connections, share ideas, and influence G20 policy.
The summit is a valuable opportunity for decision-makers to hear the perspectives of young entrepreneurs, who are typically underrepresented in conversations about business and economic development. Futurpreneur Canada reviewed submissions from more than 130 candidates eager to influence G20 policy and accelerate their business interests abroad. After a highly competitive selection process, 49 delegates from across the country were selected to represent Canada on the international stage. Each Canadian delegate brings their own diverse lived experiences and forms one of the more robust delegations of the YEA..
Canada holds a variety of Free Trade Agreements with several G20 member countries, giving Canadian delegates opportunities throughout the Summit to promote Canadian trade priorities and grow their businesses. This year’s summit will be held virtually with a small-scale in-person gathering in Milan (Italy), pending health regulations. The summit will focus on the role of youth entrepreneurship for an innovative, inclusive, and sustainable post-COVID-19 economic ecosystem.
Canadian G20 YEA delegates will participate in a variety of virtual business-building, policy-making and networking activities alongside hundreds of other young entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders from across the G20 countries. The 2021 Canadian delegation’s participation in the G20 YEA Hybrid Summit and related trade activities are funded in part by the Government of Canada.
A list of the 2021 Canadian G20 YEA Delegates can be found below.
Audrey Charles, Convenient Business Solutions Inc.
Ghalia Aamer, TalkMaze
Sam Jenkins, Punchcard Systems Inc.
Madison Guy, GrantMe
Ramin Estifaie, CSN Pharma
Anjali Dhaliwal, Youth Helping Youth NPO
Bryce Watts, The VR Voyage
Leejoo Hwang, MeaningfulWork
Amanda Buhse, Coal and Canary Inc.
Brenden Lawrence, Melo’s Finest Ingredients
Sierra Lathlin, The Barkery Dog Treats
Alicia Sharp, Upfront Cosmetics Inc.
Kevin Leboeuf, Educated Beards
Newfoundland & Labrador
Michael Loder, Biolantic Services Inc.
Jamie Gilfoy, Aquatique Translation Services
Nicholas LaValle, Clean Valley Bio-filtration Technologies CIC
Patrick Guay, Bitback
Amanda Cupido, Lead Podcasting
Amar Marouf, Aleteo Corporation
Angela Wallace, Angela Wallace Impact Agency
Brianna McNeil, Bitback
Candies Kotchapaw, Developing Young Leaders of Tomorrow, Today (DYLOTT)
Charlie Wall-Andrews, Music & Brands
Daniel Martinovic, Vimto
David Spadafora, Oh my Okra
Francois Gouelo, Enso Connect
Grace Busanga, Avec Grace, your bold digital marketing ally
Hamza Khan, Vimto
Mathew Mozaffari, Speer Technologies
Michael Collins, Periculum
Renata Johnson, Inttradia Inc.
Saamer Mansoor, The First Prototype
Sean Monteiro, Bounce
Andrea Gomez, Omy Laboratoires
Cassandra Pichette, Be-Up Biotechnology
Raphael Gotlieb, Precare Inc.
Abdaal Mazhar Shafi, Quantum Lead
Annie Cyr, Tengiva
Ce Shi, ProRecycle Canada Inc.
Géraldine Jippé, GJ Consulting Agency
Isabelle Leblond, La Technologie Happy Hôtels Inc.
Jean-Sébastien Bouchard, SYNECDO
Kathy Pellerin, VisaVie Canada
Mohammed Assafiri, Upbio
Omar Kandel, OSAR Enterprises
Sam Bellamy, Bazookka inc. (bazookka app et helis.ai)
Taïna Chalifoux, DiNapoli caffè
Vicky Lapointe, Agence INSIDE Immigration
Rylan Grant, Delta Point
Read more about the 2021 delegation of the Canadian G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance here
ABOUT FUTURPRENEUR CANADA
Futurpreneur Canada has been fuelling the entrepreneurial passions of enterprising young Canadians for over 25 years. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentorship and resources to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. More than 13,000 young Canadian entrepreneurs, spanning every province and territory, have successfully launched their business with Futurpreneur’s support. Their main street businesses help drive Canada’s inclusive economic prosperity in communities from coast to coast to coast. Futurpreneur is a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, the Canadian member of Youth Business International, and the Canadian host of Global Entrepreneurship Week.