About Us

Mission:

EntreLaunch is on a mission to change the world by empowering youth to
think creatively, create social impact and think outside the box. In the next
5 years, our goal is to help over 150,000 youth build a brighter future
through informal learning programs, workshops and entrepreneurial
education.

Vision Statement:

For all youth to feel empowered to create their own future and positively
impact the global community.

Youth unemployment is a huge issue with 73 million youth unemployed globally.  Many new graduates are unable to find satisfactory full-time positions when leaving school and thus become unemployed or work several part-time unskilled jobs just to make ends meet. Our programs provide youth with an opportunity to experience entrepreneurial learning and encourages entrepreneurship as a viable career option thus reducing youth unemployment levels and contributing to a stable economy.

EntreLaunch provides training, youth funding and instills a sense of confidence in youth that allows for innovation and exploration into new fields. Some members will lead the way to innovation as intrapreneurs.

In late 2018, we will launch a catalyst program providing community bonds, grants and microloans to youth to start their own entrepreneurial ventures.

 

Our Core Team

Rebecca Palmer

Chief Catalyst and Founder

Rebecca Palmer, CEO, EntreLaunch

Rebecca is a serial entrepreneur, international trainer and community builder with a mission to inspire innovation, transform lives and connect communities.

A lifelong learner, she stays up to date on new trends, needs and strategies with a focus on global entrepreneurship, strategic shifts and social good.

Rebecca was selected as a finalist for the 2017 Startup Nations Award for Local Policy Leadership. In addition, she was a founding member of StartUp Canada Barrie community, a delegate to the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (YEA) in 2014 and a delegate at the Global Entrepreneurial Congress (GEC) in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Rebecca also sits on the Georgian College BENT (Entrepreneurship) Advisory board, The Simcoe Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (SEE) committee and was previously vice-chair of the Barrie Public Library Board.

Cagdas Onen

Director of Marketing

Cagdas Onen, Director of Marketing, EntreLaunchI believe in two mottos in life:

“The most important things in life are the connections you make with others” (Tom Ford)
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door” (Milton Berle)

These mottos really became driving forces to me and for more than 10 years, I have formed meaningful connections, created opportunities and managed the marketing teams for fast growing Fintech and technology companies. 

In addition I act as mentor for early stage startups for ‘Marketing Management’ and ‘International Expansion’ and position my role as ‘International Startup Catalyst’  through their journey to the growth

Christine Pantazis

Director Social Digital Media

Christine Pantazis, Director Social Digital Media, EntreLaunch Former Senior Global Social Media Marketing Manager at one of Canada’s largest Tech firms, Christine is a creative professional with over 10 years’ experience who comes fully equipped with an innovative spirit and a proven track record of successful integration and synergy of social media marketing and overall business strategy. Recognized for developing social media strategies & tactics using social media marketing to increase brand focus, brand identity and brand leverage. Proven success for developing, implementing and managing social media campaigns, resulting in increased customer engagement and acquisition. Vested abilities of providing creative, innovative, and enthusiastic forward-thinking leadership in team environments. Genuinely focused on achieving continuous improved business performance and increasing any organization’s bottom lines.

 

Our Global Advisory Team

ENTRELAUNCH CORE VALUES

1.Embrace Failure

2.Be a Change Maker

3.Give Forward

4.Embrace Weirdness Everyday

5.Think the Unthinkable and Know It is Possible

6.Seek Adventure; Be Creative

7.Always Be Learning

8.Build Social Value and Strong Relationships

9.Do More With Less

10.Create Positive Impact through Strategic Shifts

11.Follow Your Passion

12.Support Future Generations

EntreLaunch Inc. adheres to the UN Global Compact 10 Principles http://www.globalcompact.ca/the-ten-principles