Youth Canada

InnoVasion - Inspiring tomorrow's entrepreneurs

InnoVasion - Inspiring tomorrow's entrepreneurs
Focus: Business, Leadership
Opportunity Type: Conference
Location: PNE Agrodome, Vancouver
Student Grade: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Available to students from: British Columbia
Time of year: Fall
Prerequisites: N/A
Cost: FREE
Application Deadline: No registration necessary!

November 18, 2008
10:00am - 4:00pm


InnoVasion ( is a day that will give you the goods on how to turn innovative ideas into reality. We’ll inspire you to dream big and help you seize the opportunity. We’ll hook you up with some of the hottest entrepreneurs out there. Their stories are cool, their achievements amazing and their lessons invaluable. Tour the exhibition full of companies that know how to develop the young entrepreneurial spirit and wrap it all up with a live concert. Be part of the innovation invasion.


As part of Global Entrepreneurship week, November 17 - 23, 2008, activities designed to inspire, connect, inform, mentor and engage the next generation of entrepreneurs will be taking place around the world.

In Vancouver, the largest event being planned is InnoVasion, a daring, all-day showcase November 18th from 10:00am to 4:00 pm, presented by Vancouver Economic Development Commission. InnoVasion will introduce its audience to speaking engagements by a series of successful entrepreneurs, presentations by some of the sectors that are ripe for entrepreneurs and talented local musicians making for an educational and entertaining experience.


Confirmed Speakers...
Brian Scudamore, Founder, 1-800-Got-Junk
Jeff Booth, Founder – BuildDirect
Brendan Cooper & Jaeger Mah - Small Business BC
Dorinha, Founder - Dorinha Jeans Wear
Roger Hardy, Founder – Coastal Contacts Inc.
Jay Giraud, President & CEO – Rapid Electric Vehicles
Matt Young, Founder – Innovative Fitness
Monica Murray, Founder – Higher Resources
Ross Waddell – British Columbia Innovation Council

Musical Performance by theTURN (
Winner of the 99.3 The Fox ‘Seeds’ along the ranks of previous Seeds winners NickelBack, Default, BifNaked, Mathew Good.

This FREE event will bring together THOUSANDS of high school and university students, young people not currently in school, and business leaders from across Metro Vancouver. Be sure not to miss out.

Are you a high school student who want to come to this event? If so, talk to your teachers and administration about taking some students from your school to InnoVasion! We can even provide your school with free transportation to the event!
If you would prefer that we reach out to your school, just send us:
(1) the names and grades of students that want to attend and (2)the name of your school to and we will gladly talk to your administration through our school-board contacts.

No pre-registration is necesary, so feel free to just show up anytime that you are available on November 18th. Be sure to drop by even if you can only stay for a couple of hours! However, if you want to be eligible for some great prizes that will be handed out at the event, you can submit you info at .

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