DSP 13 | Social Impact


This month's Canadian Speaker Series features a fireside chat with the CEO of Futurpreneur Canada, Karen Greve Young. As the leader of Canada’s only national non-profit organization supporting diverse young entrepreneurs starting businesses, she supports colleagues from coast to coast who are empowering aspiring entrepreneurs to realize their dreams.

Join Karen Greve Young as she discusses her work fostering inclusive economic and social prosperity through new approaches and partnerships, followed by a Q&A session. With years of experience in strategy, finance, and nonprofit management roles at organizations such as Bain & Company, the Gap, and most recently at MaRS, this is your chance to learn from an industry leader with an incredible depth of global expertise.


Moderator:  Rizwan Tufail

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About Karen Greve Young

Karen Greve Young is the Chief Executive Officer of Futurpreneur, Canada’s only national organization dedicated to supporting young entrepreneurs. Futurpreneur’s unique model combines funding, mentorship and startup programs to fuel the success of thousands of young entrepreneurs in every Canadian province and territory.

Karen is an accomplished non-profit leader dedicated to fostering inclusive economic and social prosperity through new approaches and partnerships.

Prior to joining Futurpreneur in 2018, Karen was the Vice President, Corporate Development & Partnerships at MaRS Discovery District, a global innovation hub based in Toronto. During her seven-year tenure, Karen led corporate strategy development, implementation and measurement, managed a global network of innovation partners, and oversaw community engagement including marketing, communications and events.

She has previously held finance, management and strategy roles in San Francisco, New York and London, UK, at organizations including Bain & Company, Gap Inc. and the UK’s Institute of Cancer Research. Along the way, she co-authored a book with her mother, Love You So Much, A Shared Memoir, about their shared experience through her mother’s ovarian cancer journey.

Karen serves as Vice Chair on the Board of Ovarian Cancer Canada. She holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a BA in Economics from Harvard University.

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