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Competition for young entrepreneurs has $100,000 franchise package as grand prize

By Mario Cywinski |

The "Y-Preneur Gene" contest for young entrepreneurs (aged 18 to 34) has been announced by The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) in partnership with

One winner will receive a $100,000 franchise package, with everything needed to open their own More information will be available at a later date, according to the contest's web site (

" is one of CYBF's greatest success stories. It is exhilarating to watch these established entrepreneurs give back to the next generation of business leaders, and CYBF is honoured to be part of this innovative contest," said Vivian Prokop, CEO of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation. "CYBF is proud to be involved in the creation of another new contributor to Canada’s business history."

Those interested in entering are asked to create a five-minute video detailing why they should be awarded a franchise. Entries can be made at:

Top 10 finalists in the contest will be determined by a viral campaign including social networking sites (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube).

More information on the contest can be found here:

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