"GREAT job yesterday. The most fun I've had at an announcement ever"
MAYOR GEORGE LeBLANC, City of Moncton
Is entrepreneurship in your genes?
That's the question being posed with the launch of YPreneurGene.com as the search begins for "primary carriers" between the ages of 18-and-34. The national social media campaign sees PropertyGuys.com and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) joining forces to increase awareness of youth entrepreneurship through a contest where the eventual winner will be awarded their own franchise and everything they need to launch their own business.
The news of this contest and the scientific "discovery" that supports started breaking on YouTube over the last 48 hours ...
Entrepreneurs aged 18 to 34 are invited to visit http://www.ypreneurgene.com/, and submit a video of themselves explaining why they should be the winner. The big prize, estimated to be worth about $100,000, is a PropertyGuys.com franchise, a Moncton-based company that brings private home sellers and buyers together.
As part of the final selection process, stars of CBC Television's "Dragons' Den" will help select the winner of the franchise and supplementary prize package worth close to $100,000 at an event held in the CBC Broadcast Centre, this coming November in Toronto.
PropertyGuys.com President Ken LeBlanc and CYBF chairman John Risley were joined by New Brunswick Premier Shawn Graham, Moncton MP Brian Murphy and Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc with a crowd of close to 400 on hand at the Capitol Theatre for Tuesday's media conference and launch. As far as the enigmatic and reclusive Dr. Emmett Y. Browne is concerned, he made a brief appearance at the Capitol before being whisked away by security and back to his private jet enroute to another engagement in Copenhagen, Denmark.
For more on the story, intrepid reporter Alan Cochrane of the Moncton Times-Transcript offered one of the better descriptions of what went down with the launch of YPreneurGene.com.
"We're really looking for the go-getters and the people who bounce out of bed in the morning who have a lot of passion for owning their own business"
KEN LeBLANC, President & CEO PropertyGuys.com
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