March 15, 2016 Amira Zubairi

SAGE Canada Calls Youth Entrepreneurs to TheSTAGE

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SAGE Canada, a non-profit organization that promotes entrepreneurship among high school students, presents its annual national competition: TheSTAGE. The competition, which will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016, will give students the opportunity to showcase their business ventures and ideas to industry professionals.

SAGE Canada is part of a larger international organization that promotes youth entrepreneurship and hosts an annual international competition where SAGE teams from across the globe come together to present their businesses in two categories: Social Enterprise Business and Socially Responsible Business.

Canadian teens ranging from ages 13 to 18 are eligible to apply and be selected to compete at TheSTAGE. SAGE Canada will be receiving various applications, including youth who have developed products that make at-home heart monitoring more accessible, products that test blood alcohol levels to reduce drunk driving and a t-shirt line that embodies different views from Torontonians.  The TOP 12 applicants will have the chance to compete at the competition, and the winning team will compete at the SAGE Global Competition in Manila, Philippines.

To APPLY:

  • Must be 13-18 years old and a Canadian resident
  • Apply through the SAGE Canada website
  • Send a five minute YouTube Video Including:
    • Venture and what it is about
    • When and how the venture started
    • WHY YOU (Value Proposition)
    • Impact and Results
    • Overview of Future Plans
  • Provide video link within the application form
  • Be creative!

Applications will close on MARCH 24TH, 2016.

TheSTAGE  is an excellent platform for students to step into the entrepreneurial world and showcase their ideas to industry professionals and tech experts.  Competitions like these are a great way for young innovators to start networking with like-minded individuals, experience what the professional entrepreneurship community is like and become prepared for their future journey as entrepreneurs.

For more information, please contact SAGE Canada’s president Kathryn Gamis at president@sagecanada.com