Following the overwhelming success of the inaugural G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit (G20 YES) which took place in 2010 in Toronto, member countries agreed to form a new collective of leading entrepreneurially-minded organizations representing the G20 countries.
The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance met in Seoul, Korea in November 2010 to create and sign a charter document outlining ways to encourage the G20 to include entrepreneurship in its agenda, while also committing to share best practices with each member country in order to help build supportive entrepreneurial environments worldwide.
The Alliance was founded as a movement to engage the G20 leaders in the cause of youth entrepreneurship, share information across borders, affect positive policy change and create a global network of young entrepreneur advocates while building a collaborative entrepreneurial environment worldwide. Additional information on the Alliance can be found at www.g20yea.com.
2013 G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit
The 2013 G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit was held in Moscow, Russia from June 15 – 17, 2013. Eighteen Canadians were among more than 400 young entrepreneurs from G20 countries calling on G20 leaders to promote youth entrepreneurship as a powerful response to some of the most significant challenges faced by today’s global economy.
The Alliance’s communiqué highlights opportunities for government and business to harness the potential of young entrepreneurs to create jobs, economic growth and competitiveness, and to spur innovation and social change. For information about the Summit, please view the G20 YEA media release and 2013 communiqué and reports, or visit www.g20yeasummit.com.
Watch, read and listen to the Canadian media coverage of the 2013 G20 YEA Summit:
- Financial Post article featuring delegates Armen Bakirtzian, Scott Walton and Louis Parent
- The Globe and Mail article highlighting the Summit Communiqué
- Le Soleil/Radio-Canada interview with delegate Alexandre Dumont (in French)
- Radio-Canada interview with delegate Dr. Winston Chan (in French)
- Yonge Street Media feature with delegate Donny Ouyang
- Yahoo! Finance press release coverage