Our Why

We established Y2 to bring together youth (teens and pre-teens), schools, entrepreneurs, and ecosystem partners to solve meaningful problems.

In the process, youth will have opportunities to learn entrepreneurial skills, learn methods to articulate and evolve their ideas, work with established entrepreneurs, and interact with other youth entrepreneurs.

Our goals

Our goal is provide forums where multiple stakeholders in a community will benefit. Youth will learn new skills and gain new perspective to accelerate their own personal development as leaders and entrepreneurs. Community entrepreneurs will have opportunities to work with and mentor future leaders. Schools will have community support to deliver portions of the Provincial curriculum. Ecosystem partners can showcase entrepreneur support programs, and help build future entrepreneurs.

What Makes Y2 Unique?

Y2 Entrepreneurship Labs brings together a number of factors to provide a unique experience:

  • Participants learn in a safe environment that encourages taking chances in order to learn
  • Holistic programming that spans ideation, business planning, mentoring and access to (and education about) funding
  • Operations tailored to youth realities (e.g., flexible hours, programming hosted at locations closer to teens)
  • Direct engagement with local entrepreneur community and support ecosystem
  • Meet the team

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    Diane Huang

    Technology

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    Lucas Chang

    Programming

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    Susie Wang

    Design

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    Muskan Sait

    Events

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    Samantha Satgunaraj

    Finance

    Our team has hosted 3 successful conferences with over 50 volunteer coaches, judges, workshop hosts and prizes. If you're interested in getting involved as a volunteer or sponsor , please let us know!

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