Amplifying youth innovation and education


Vancouver, BC, November 6th, 2017- GradusOne, a Vancouver-based non-profit focused on building business acumen and skills for youth under 25 years of age, has today merged with League of Innovators (LOI), to amplify reach and impact related to youth innovation and education.

LOI founder, Ryan Holmes, recognized both the importance and possibility that can come from like-minded collaboration, which made GradusOne a natural fit. By joining forces under a single umbrella, LOI programming can impact a bigger audience through more in-person programming in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto.

“GradusOne’s goal has always been to elevate career and leadership opportunities for youth in Vancouver,” says Manny Padda, the founder of GradusOne. “By merging with League of Innovators, we’re expanding our reach nationally and accelerating our impact on innovation and entrepreneurship in Canada.”

Through the merger, GradusOne will donate its assets and staff to League of Innovators, while GradusOne founder Manny Padda will join the Board of Directors.

Over the next two months, LOI will host events across B.C., as well as in Calgary, Toronto, and Boston. This will include unique workshops with post secondary schools and renowned organizations such as WE and Microsoft. To get involved, request LOI courses in your region or become a partner, please visit


About GradusOne

GradusOne is a non-profit designed to help youth discover their options and focus their career by providing access to in-person programming and events. Founded in 2014 by Manny Padda the founder and Managing Partner of New Avenue Capital, Sam Thiara, and Manisha Narula, GradusOne gives high school students, post-secondary learners, and recent graduates the tools and skills they need to succeed professionally.


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Joanna Buczkowska-McCumber, Executive Director, The League of Innovators

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