G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance Signs Charter Outlining Commitment to Entrepreneurship

Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:03pm EST

  SEOUL, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, Nov 10 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
This week, at the closing of the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit, members
of the G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance presided over the creation of a
charter document outlining how they will encourage the G20 process to
include entrepreneurship in its agenda. The G20 Young Entrepreneur
Alliance also committed to sharing best practices with each member nation
in order to help build supportive entrepreneurial environments worldwide. 

    The work of the G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance in Korea built upon its
successful launch at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit in Toronto, Canada
this past June. The Alliance recognizes that young entrepreneurs are
powerful drivers of economic renewal, job creation, innovation and social
change. 

    "The Young Entrepreneurs' Society of Korea was proud to welcome G20
delegates to South Korea for the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Summit," said
Michael Lee, chief executive officer, Young Entrepreneurs' Society.
"Representatives discussed strategies for making the G20 Young
Entrepreneur Alliance an even more impactful and sustainable global
movement and have committed to promoting entrepreneurship within each
nation." 

    Representing Canada at the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit was Vivian
Prokop, chief executive officer at the Canadian Youth Business Foundation
(CYBF) and founding Chair of the G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance.

    "As the founding Chair of this G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance, I am
absolutely thrilled with the momentum this movement has taken in the four
short months since we convened for the first time in Toronto," said Ms.
Prokop, widely considered Canada's foremost expert on youth
entrepreneurship. "My international colleagues are equally motivated to
work in sync to propel youth entrepreneurship in our individual nations."

    The next G20 Young Entrepreneur Alliance meeting will take place in
France in November 2011, prior to the G20 Leaders Summit. It will be
hosted by Les Journees de l'Entrepreneur. 

    To view the charter, please click here.

    About CYBF - Canada's Entrepreneur Gateway 

    The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the 'go to' place for
youth entrepreneurship. As a national charity, we are dedicated to
growing our nation's economy one young entrepreneur at a time. 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. www.cybf.ca.

Contacts:
CYBF Media Contact:
Rachel Azagury
Senior Manager, Social Media, Media and Events, CYBF
866-646-2922 x2111
Cell: 647-834-2923
razagury@cybf.ca

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