Directing the soul towards the intelligible realm.
— Plato

YLAsk

School strips children of their curiosity and love for asking questions. Yet, the best ideas start by asking questions and challenging assumptions about our world. We sought to create a curiosity-driven environment. To help create an asking culture in our community, we designed YLAsk, a monthly initiative where YoungLeaders members probe an article with the help of Ph.D students or Product Managers and ask anything on their mind to established entrepreneurs.

The initiative ran on a monthly basis from February to July 2018. Guests welcomed: Roula Zaarour, Mikulas Arendas, Chima Ubani, Yoshua Bengio, Hugo Larochelle, Sylvia Earle, Stephan Ouaknine, Elizabeth Yin.


YLBuild

What happens with projects after hackathons, science fairs, or other competitions? Often nothing. Projects die.

YLBuild is a 12-week program to turn crazy projects into products serving real people.

Read more about it.

Mentors

Mathieu Perreault   Engineering Manager II,  Google

Mathieu Perreault

Engineering Manager II, Google

Jacinthe Ricard   Senior Product Manager,  Shopify

Jacinthe Ricard

Senior Product Manager, Shopify

Richard Btaiche   Senior Product Manager,  Shopify

Richard Btaiche

Senior Product Manager, Shopify

 

Advisors

Stephan Ouaknine   Managing Partner,  Inerjys Ventures

Stephan Ouaknine

Managing Partner, Inerjys Ventures

Lloyd Segal   President and CEO,  Repare Therapeutics

Lloyd Segal

President and CEO, Repare Therapeutics

Clarissa Desjardins   Founder and CEO,  Clementia Pharma

Clarissa Desjardins

Founder and CEO, Clementia Pharma

Isaac Souweine   Partner,  Real Ventures

Isaac Souweine

Partner, Real Ventures

 

DEMO NIGHT rECAP VIDEO

3 teams of teenagers show off their startups to an audience of investors, journalists, and friends. As part of YoungLeaders' 12 week program, the startups were paired with mentors from Google and Shopify and received guidance from investors and entrepreneurs.