Modeled after the popular CBC TV program Dragon’s Den, the Generation Innovation Challenge is a project designed to provide Métis youth (aged 13-29) with confidence, motivation and, above all, concrete business skills and mentoring. Métis youth from across Ontario were invited to submit applications describing their business or innovation, in order to receive business training and compete for prizes as well as pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges.
The 2011-2012 challenge took place on March 31 in Toronto. Finalist Nicolas Delbaere-Sawchuk, Robert and David Bates, and Kyle Burton made their pitches to a panel of four judges, each who are well-respected business leaders. Click here to learn more and watch the video.
The 2012-2013 challenge took place from March 16-17, in Toronto. Finalists Deanna Parker, Renée Michaud and Taylor Hari made their pitches to a panel of four judges, each who are well-respected business leaders. Click here to learn more and watch the video