The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit (YEA) brings together hundreds of the world’s top young entrepreneurs annually to share ideas with the G20 and B20 leaders and catalyze global change. The summit is a prestigious opportunity to make international connections and influence policy, advance business and explore international growth, and become an entrepreneurial leader for your country.
After attending the G20 YEA in Istanbul, Turkey in 2015, entrepreneur, Luc Bohunicky, Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer for Consultica, had a mix of takeaways to bring back to Canada with him. Luc decided to attend the summit because he wanted to not only meet people on a global stage but also better understand entrepreneurship in both local and global communities and provide his experiences to help impact policies which will support the next generation. However, he came back to Canada with so much more.
Luc met multiple new advisors who have provided significant input on his company’s roadmap. “The intangible values of connections, contacts, knowledge and perspective are almost as good as dollars for me,” he expressed. The summit allowed him to get outside of his local mindset and shift his understanding and appreciation for what it means to think global.
Each year, Futurpreneur Canada selects a delegation of Canadian entrepreneurs like Luc to represent Canada on the global stage at the G20 YEA. This year, the summit is being hosted in Berlin, Germany from June 15-17, 2017. The team looks for entrepreneurs between the ages of 18-39 who have been in business for at least two years or are a leader in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Luc suggests that entrepreneurs who could benefit from international product validation, partnerships and/or leads, and is already thinking larger than local towards international opportunities, should be the ones to attend the summit. “Someone who values connections and contacts for purposes ranging from advisory through to the sharing of best practices,” he explained.
Applications are now being accepted until February 15th, 2017. Apply here.
To read more about Luc’s experience and what he took away from the summit, click here.
About Futurpreneur Canada:
Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of enterprising young Canadians since 1996. We’re the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of almost 3,000 volunteer mentors. Futurpreneur Canada 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.