Windsor, ON, October 26, 2020 – Today, Futurpreneur Canada announced Windsorites Yvonne Pilon, President and CEO of WEtech Alliance and Saamer Mansoor, Founder of The First Prototype, are among 48 Canadian entrepreneurs selected to represent Canada at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) Summit later this week.
The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) is a global network of more than 500,000 young entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them. The global network convenes each year in advance of the G20 Summit to champion the importance of young entrepreneurs to the G20 member nations and to share delegate examples and practices.
“I am really fortunate and excited to be selected as a G20 YEA delegate to represent Canada. It’s a fantastic opportunity to showcase to the world the diversity, talent and opportunities that Canada has to offer” said Saamer Mansoor, Founder of The First Prototype. “It’s also an opportunity to advance my businesses, explore international growth and connect with the top entrepreneurs from Canada and around the world to make the world a better place.”
Mansoor recently moved to Windsor to be closer to his customers and further expand his technology company. He is a technical speaker in the Mobile App Development world, and founded The First Prototype, a small business that specializes in cross platform app development.
Both Pilon and Mansoor have spent years championing entrepreneurship and STEM including a shared passion for FIRST Robotics.
The virtual 2020 G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit will be hosted by Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 29-30, 2020.
“This year, through an innovative virtual platform, G20 YEA delegates will be able to navigate the virtual conference with their own avatar, alongside 500-plus young entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders from across the G20 countries” said Yvonne Pilon, President/CEO of WEtech Alliance. “Although it would have been an incredible experience to travel to Saudi Arabia, the Summit will still offer a robust agenda filled with networking & trade opportunities.”
As COVID-19 continues to have a massive impact on the global economy, this year’s Summit will be geared toward fostering entrepreneurship as a vital part of the world’s financial recovery.
“When it comes to young Canadian entrepreneurs, the COVID-19 pandemic is reducing their formation, challenging their survival, and limiting their growth” said Yvonne Pilon, President/CEO at WEtech Alliance. “COVID-19 is not only a challenge for existing youth entrepreneurs but also for the creation of new ones. The G20 YEA is an opportunity to tell policymakers that Entrepreneurs are key to recovery. COVID-19 will fuel the next wave of innovation.”
For full list of Canadian delegates, click here.