Start Your Adventure at YEC’13

By: Mobolade Ekujumi

Are you ready to discover your talents and meet with cutting edge industry leaders? Do you have an innovative startup business idea? Are you looking to get your foot in the door to enter the local entrepreneurial community? Join YEC’13 and take advantage of this huge networking opportunity. Best of all; compete to win some great prizes!

The Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2013 (YEC’ 13) is a weekend-long event designed to connect and engage industry leaders with innovative students and recent alumni. The event is hosted by the University of Toronto, Mississauga’s Digital Enterprise Management (DEM) Society and its scheduled for January 19th and 20th, 2013.

In addition to the Altitude Accelerator, YEC’13 is sponsored by Rogers TV, Yahoo! Canada, HP and Frontier Networks. While the first day includes keynote sessions on Media, Business Strategy, Development, Design, and Marketing; the second day is about the challenge, where students and alumni form teams, present an innovative new idea, and then compete for the grand prize of $3,000.

Altitude Accelerator has been a key partner of UTM’s DEM Society since 2011. We are very excited to have Paul Barter, VP Research at T4G Limited as a keynote speaker and John Macdonald, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Altitude Accelerator as one of the judges for the final competition.

Purchase early bird tickets before December 31st – Register Now

Use the hashtag #YEC13 to join the conversation on Twitter. For more information, visit or mail

DEM Society is a not-for-profit student organization borne out of the Digital Enterprise Management program at the University of Toronto Mississauga. DEM integrates business and management principles with Information Technology. The Organization’s mandate is to provide value to both students and professionals through hosting networking events, career development tools and workshops. In the Club’s first year of operations, DEM Society was awarded the UTM Club of the year award. This year we are hoping to make an even bigger splash by making YEC 13 the best Student run conference in Southern Ontario.

To become a YEC 13 ambassador, email

Mo’ is the Marketing Co-ordinator of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Challenge 2013. He is a recent graduate from the University of Toronto’s Digital Enterprise Management program. With a solid background in Marketing, Digital Media, E-business strategies & Public Relations, Mo’ is also a multi-talented Web designer, radio host & event promoter.

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