We are the origin of creativity, it is a contest of wonderful idea! We provide the opportunity, you contribute ideas and creativity. It is a start of future entrepreneurs.

Judges and Special Guest Mentors: Dr. Zhenzhong Ma, full Professor of University of Windsor, Odette School of Business, the Area Chair for the Management Area Ms. Lingping Li, GALLUP Certified Strength Coach, Previous Senior Manager in Coca-Cola China, founder of CCG Learning & Coaching Service Company Ms. Winnie Hong Wei Liao, well-known entrepreneur, top financial and investment expert, a successful mother of five children CYFA Youth Business Proposal Competition has been successfully held by CYFA for many years. It is a great platform for youth to practice their presentation skills in a more professional setting. In 2016, all of the candidates did a great job in the competition, but there were a few candidates that performed exceptionally well and have been paid extravagant compliments. Some of the business proposals have attracted investment from venture capital and projects have been initiated. Some participants have started their own business and developed fast. This year, the competition invites reputable scholars, professional financial experts, and senior managers from Global 500 enterprise to instruct participants. The competition greatly helps young people become more competitive entrepreneurs with global business sense. This event is sponsored and supported by Respon International Group. Qualification and Registration Age:Youth older than 7 years old Sign up by: June 25, 2017 Sign up Email:canadian.youth.f@gmail.com Hot line: Toronto: 416-889-2999; 905-470-6999; 416-847-0180 Mississauga: 905-829-0385; 647-201-8257; 289-291-1601 London: 519-868-8901 Windsor: 519-817-8168; 519-868-8901 Waterloo: 519-781-7518; 519-208-6668 Candidates shall provide accurate information including name, gender, age, school and contact (phone number and email) in a brief personal statement. Competition Criteria: Participants are required to create their own creative business concept or plan to launch a new venture. Participants must submit a written business plan which adequately addresses the necessary factors including but not limited to the following: The business idea – uniqueness, viability, relevance The Product and/or service – description, impact, market need Target market – definition, competition, opportunities Marketing plan – nature, relevance, objectives Start-up costs and financials Business Proposal Competition Timeline Preliminary judging: June 25, 2017 Special training session: June 30, 2017 Business Plan Competition: July 10, 2017 Awarding Ceremony: September 10, 2017 Preliminary Judging and Training Preliminary Judging Deadline:June 25, 2017 All interested participants will submit their application by email to canadian.youth.f@gmail.com with all required information. Participants must submit their written business plan by June 25, 2017 to the same email. Received business plans will be verified and evaluated by the panel of judges. Training Time:June 30, 2017 at 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Location;Suite 100, 3760 14th Ave., Markham, ON L3R3T7 The selected participants will be invited to a seminar on June 30, 2017. We  invite Dr. Jianzhong Ma to give an important instruction session for the participants to improve their business plans; Ms. Lingping Li, previously a senior manager in Coca-Cola China to give a professional training on how to become a competitive CEO. We also invite successful entrepreneur Ms. Winnie Hong Wei Liao to attend this session. Taking the effective education of her five outstanding children, she will share valuable experience with us on how to become an interdisciplinary talent and competitive entrepreneur in future. Final Business Plan Competition Time:July 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Location;Suite 100, 3760 14th Ave., Markham, ON L3R3T7 The selected participants are required to present their Business Plan in the final stage of the competition on July 10, 2017. Participants may use various visual aids for their presentation. All information mentioned and displayed are as per team’s discretion. Formal attire is required for the presentation. Each participant is allocated ten (10) minutes to present his/her Business Plan to the panels. Judging and Prize Final presentations will be judged by a panel of independent judges, consisting of professionals involved in entrepreneurship. Judges include experts and scholars, successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists or investors. Medias will follow up the entire competition for online voting. Online voting through wechat will take 10% of the evaluation. The 1st place of the competition will be awarded top prize of $1,000. Different prize will be awarded to two Best Business Plan winners, two Best Presentation winners and two Best Creative Proposal winners. Awarding Ceremony Time:September 9 2017 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Location: Premier Banquet & Convention Centre The winners will be invited to a grant Awarding Ceremony held on September 9, 2017. Hundreds of guests will discover the winners and celebrate together. We are looking forward to your excellent performances! All candidates and participants will be awarded volunteer time and be qualified to compete the annual volunteer prize in the year end ceremony!  
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