Come cheer on and support some remarkable high-school innovators and entrepreneurs!
What happens when bright, motivated and creative teens meet workshops about design thinking, building investor pitches, and effective public speaking - then they meet experienced entrepreneurs? Based on the past Y2 conferences, some awesome things happen.
Come to the Y2 finals to watch each team present their business idea - pressure tested, with the support of a coach - to a panel of judges who are entrepreneurs and angel investors.
To give you an idea of what's happened before, each conference has had 10 or so teams present compelling pitches, all of which would compare favourably against pitches from any team of adults. 4 teams have gone on to dine with and learn from senior technology leaders or serial entrepreneurs. And 2 teams have gone on to earn seed money (from the Ontario Centres of Excellence's "Make Your Pitch" competition and Ideal Incubator's "Business Plan Competition").
For details, visit to http://y2labs.co/ or watch videos of all final presentations on YouTube.
Come and be inspired. Come to the Y2 finals.