YP Toronto Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Draws Unprecedented Participation

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June 3rd, 2012 – Toronto, Canada:

As part of its increasingly popular series of professional development seminars, the YP Toronto (AGBU Young Professionals of Toronto) hosted yet another successful panel discussion with leading entrepreneurs from Toronto and Montreal. With a diverse background ranging from investment, venture capital to retail, food, printing and direct marketing solutions, the panel vigorously addressed fundamental questions on the nature of entrepreneurship, skillfully navigating through the myths and realities of business ownership.

In the midst of a global economic slowdown, job cuts and added emphasis on innovation, the timing of the event couldn’t be more appropriate. Karen Papazian, YPTO Chair, explained “the entrepreneurs are the creative forces in economics. Young and ambitious minds are ever more cognizant of the opportunities and rewards in a free market society. It is equally important to understand the risks and challenges of business ownership, and no one could be more qualified to share this knowledge and wisdom than those who have been through it all.”

Moderated by Talar Sahsuvaroglu, YPTO Co-Director of Educational Outreach, the discussion delved into the psychology and mindset of entrepreneurs, further exploring ideas in value creation, risk management, as well as strategies to fend off competition. “What makes these seminars relevant and meaningful for our constituency is the ability to connect, not just with the guest speakers but with their inner selves. Our discussion themes often cross industries and professions, and our aim is to make sure no one leaves the room without a good piece of advice”, added Talar.

The remarkably high turnout for this seminar builds on the success of previous similar YPTO events, the most recent one tackling leadership in organizations, where top executives from private and public sector convened to discuss experiential management techniques. YPTO has also launched industry-specific networking events to provide support structures for those seeking advice and guidance in their respective fields.

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