The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO), in partnership with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and its sponsors is proud to announce the launch of a new and exciting program for Métis youth in Ontario! Generation Innovation: Métis Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge is a project designed to provide Métis youth (aged 13-29) with confidence, motivation and, above all, concrete business skills!

Program applicants will be provided with training and where possible paired with a business professional that will provide mentorship in all aspect of entrepreneurship including business planning, marketing and budget development.

Once training is complete and a business plan developed, each participant will submit their business plan for review. The most promising submissions will be selected to participate in the Generation Innovation Skills Summit. Participants will be provided with an all expense paid trip to Toronto for an intensive skills development session focussed on the “Pitch” (think Dragon’s Den). Participants will then test their newly-honed skills in front of a panel of esteemed judges to compete for prizes and glory!

First prize: $1000 cash and a new computer and printer!
Second prize: $500 cash!
Third prize: $250 cash!

The application deadline has been extended to Monday, November 14, 2011

For more information click here and view the Generation Innovation web page.

Questions? Email: info@generationinnovation.ca

Submit applications to: apply@generationinnovation.ca