Futurpreneur announces 32 founders representing Canada at G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance summit


Futurpreneur Canada, a non-profit which provides financing, mentoring, and support tools to young business owners, announced the 32 Canadians representing Canada at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) summit in Berlin, Germany.

G20 YEA is a global network of 500,000 young entrepreneurs and supporting organizations. Each year, the Alliance gathers before the G20 summit to showcase the importance of young entrepreneurs in each of the G20 member nations.

This spring, the Canadian delegates will travel to Berlin to speak about youth entrepreneurship to the G20 leaders and policymakers. They’ll also have the chance to meet and network with over 400 entrepreneurs from around the globe.

Futurpreneur Canada is one of the founding members of G20 YEA, and reviewed Canadian applications for the 2017 delegation. The organization, which will receive $14 million from the federal government over the next two years, has been supporting Canadian entrepreneurs aged 18 to 39 for over two decades.

The Canadian entrepreneurs are from all across Canada including Ilya Brotzky, CEO of tech talent community platform VanHack; Shingai Manjengwa, founder and director of Toronto-based Fireside Analytics, which tells stories using data and models their analytics with words, pictures, or charts; and Sally Ng, CEO of Fredericton-based DigiLearn, which offers seniors personalized technology coaching so they can stay connected with people and things they love.

The full list of Canadian founders can be found here.

Photo via Futurpreneur.


Madonna Dennis

Madonna Dennis is a staff writer at BetaKit. She’s a fourth-year journalism student interested in healthtech. She’s passionate about tight-knit teams working together, which is why she’s so fascinated by startup culture. Madonna’s hobbies include dragon boating, singing, and hosting a YouTube show about cat news.

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