Youth entrepreneurs

#StartupDay: Youth Entrepreneur Program

Youth entrepreneursAre you a youth entrepreneur? Get your #StartupDay Agenda to see the Biggest Names in Canadian Entrepreneurship!

MitacsRECODE and the League of Innovators is designed to inspire and ignite the entrepreneurial passion of the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Be inspired to grow and innovate with cutting-edge insights from top entrepreneurs and policy leaders from Canada and the world; have a voice to government on the future of entrepreneurship and innovation in Canada; and be plugged into national and global networks to find mentors, investors, customers, and support to grow your business.

Startup Canada Day on the Hill is the largest annual national entrepreneurship event convening entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, industry executives, government representatives, and media personalities to raise the bar for Canada as a globally competitive innovation nation.

Click to see the Canada Stage Agenda and the Scale-Up Stage Agenda.

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#StartupDay: Youth Entrepreneur Program

Youth under 24 years of age get in for free. Use code YOUTH100 when you get your tickets online. ID is required at registration.

If you are an existing or aspiring youth entrepreneur, this is an event you don’t want to miss!

The Program:

7.30 – 8.30 AM: Pre-Show – Leveraging Your Entrepreneur Network

Meet the leaders of Canada’s entrepreneur community and learn how you can best leverage the ecosystem to scale.

8.00 – 9.00 AM: Opening Ceremonies – Main Stage 

Join in the celebration of the 5th Annual Startup Canada Day on the Hill with the CEO of Startup Canada, Victoria Lennox, and Hon. Mary Ng, the Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion!
9.00 – 9.50 AM:  Youth Policy Hack-a-thon – Accelerating Youth Entrepreneurship
Hack the question: How can Canada become the leading country in the world in fostering youth entrepreneurship? Hon. Mary Ng, Minister for Small Business and Export Promotion

9.30 – 10.00 AM: Scale Up Keynotes
Tareq Hadhad, Founder and CEO, Peace by Chocolate
Sophie Boulanger, Co-Founder, and CEO of BonLook
Vicki Saunders, Co-Founder, and CEO of SheEO

10.00 – 11.00 AM: RECODE / Growth Fair / Mentor Genius Lounge

Check out the RECODE space in the Growth Fair (booth 28) to connect with other young innovators and Ottawa’s youth startup community;
Get your passport stamped by all 40 Growth Partners, to complete your Passport and to find partners to take your idea to the next level;
Then, #hustle over to the Mentor Genius Lounge in the Parliamentary to meet with mentors from across Canada.

11.00 AM: Lunch
Take some time to rest and recharge in the Canteen in Canada Hall 2 (Lunch for purchase). Lounge in the Growth Fair, Mentor Genius Lounge or RECODE (booth 28).

12.10 – 1.00 PMThe Naked Entrepreneur LIVE – Ryerson University
Host: Dr. Sean Wise, Host of the Naked Entrepreneur presented by Ryerson University

Awards Announcements Emceed by Renee Tavares, Entrepreneur and Ecosystem Builder

  • Recipients of the Evolocity Fund for Women Entrepreneurs
  • Recipients of the TruShield Entrepreneur Success Fund
  • Winner of the Start JLM Competition

1.00 – 2.00: Skills for the Future
Moderator: Jason Daley, Portfolio Entrepreneur and Investor

  • Iain Klugman, CEO of Communitech and Board Director of Mitacs
  • Melissa Sariffodeen, Co-Founder and CEO, Canada Learning Code
  • Natasha Dhayagude, Founder and CEO, Chinova Bioworks
  • Cameron Ritchie, Founder and CEO, Homewurk
  • Sophia Leong, Executive Director of Telfer Executive EMBA

2.00 – 3:00 PM: Canadian Export Challenge Showdown
Host: Dr. Sean Wise, Host of the Naked Entrepreneur presented by Ryerson

  • Paul Gaspar, Director of Small Business at UPS
  • Nicole Verkindt, CEO of OMX
  • W. Brett Wilson, O.C., entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist
  • Justine Hendricks, Vice-President, Working Capital Solutions, Export Development Canada

4.30 – 5.00 PM: Scaling Up Canada – Closing Keynote and Fireside Discussion
Moderator: Rivers Corbett, Host of the Startup Canada Podcast
Keynote: Frank O’Dea, Order of Canada, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Fireside Discussion

  • Frank O’Dea, Order of Canada, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
  • Michelle Scarborough, Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives and Women in Tech
  • Brenda Halloran, Startup Canada Chair of the Board
  • Paul Gaspar, Director of Small Business at UPS Canada
  • Sergio Escobar, Startup Canada Global Ambassador

Youth under 24 years of age get in for free. Use code YOUTH100 when you get your tickets online. ID is required at registration.

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