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  • Gain high school and university credit at the same time

  • Meet like-minded students before university

  • Find out if a degree in Entrepreneurial Leadership is right for you (before committing!)

What is YELL?

Young Entrepreneur Leadership Launchpad (YELL) is a Canadian charity supporting the development of entrepreneurial mindset in high school by delivering programming in partnership with Entrepreneurship classes across BC.

Yell Canada gives high school students an opportunity to develop a creative and analytical skillset they can apply after graduation, regardless of where their career path takes them. Students will come up with their own business idea and present it to a panel of community members, investors, and entrepreneurs!

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What are YELL perks at KPU?

By successfully completing the YELL program, you can get credit for ENTR 1200 (3 credits) and get ahead in your education!

KPU’s Melville School of Business has partnered with YELL to offer YELL graduates a place to dive deeper into their entrepreneurial identity. As a polytechnic university, KPU’s BBA in Entrepreneurial Leadership Program offers small class sizes, experiential learning opportunities, and the mentoring and support needed to turn entrepreneurial aspirations into reality.

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A Program for Future Leaders

Entrepreneurs are leaders of change. Some of them want to change the world by creating a new organization. Others find an organization they really admire and become leaders to make great things happen. No matter where you choose to invest your energy, an entrepreneurial mindset can create value for organizations and the world by finding innovative ways to solve problems.

KPU’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program has recently been redesigned. Industry professionals, alumni, and current ENTR students were all consulted in making sure the program is relevant to today’s learners. This is a student-focused program with a strong emphasis on sustainability and applied learning, and upon receiving your BBA, you will be prepared to manage, lead, and inspire in any organizational setting.


Student Profile: Maggie Sew, YELL Alumni 2020

“I was first introduced to the idea of the YELL program by my high school’s career counsellor. I told her I was interested in design mostly, however, I had an interest in business too. She reminded me that regardless of the field of work, business will always be applicable. It made sense to me, so I joined the class with one of my close friends who was also into business. Although the whole experience was a huge learning curve with its ups and downs, it was the most fulfilling and rewarding experience I’ve ever had. You truly do get out what you put into the course. We poured our hearts and souls into our pitch and business plan and at the end, regardless of if we had won or not, we were proud of what we had accomplished. This feeling of accomplishment is what I hope every YELL student takes away from their experience.” –Maggie Sew, YELL Alumni 2020

Maggie’s team, AIDA, took home first place at the 2020 YELL Venture Challenge.


How to Start

  • First, find out more by checking out and applying on the YELL site here!
  • Next, keep in touch by filling out the form here (link leads to webform at the bottom of the page)
  • To find out more about KPU’s Admission Requirements, click here 
  1. Step 1

    Connect with YELL & Submit your form of interest on YELL site. Finish the program

  2. Step 2

    After you’ve completed YELL & been admitted to KPU, send the certificate of completion to admissions to receive credit for ENTR 1200.