Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for over two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 3,000 volunteer mentors.
Our local office in Vancouver serves British Columbia and the Yukon. We provide pre- and post-launch support for entrepreneurs aged 18-39 who are ready to start their business or who have been operating their business for under one year full time. The financing is a low-interest character-based loan up to $15,000 or $45,000 with the BDC match. In addition to the loan, we match each Futurpreneur with a mentor for 2 years; our volunteer mentors are entrepreneurs and/or experts in a professional industry.
For those who do not seek financing, aspiring entrepreneurs can access Futurpreneur Canada’s online Business Plan Writer, attend the Rock My Business Plan business plan workshop series, or engage with a mentor through the six month mentoring-only program, moMENTum.
Futurpreneur Canada is a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, the Canadian member of The Prince’s Youth Business International, and the Canadian host of Global Entrepreneurship Week. www.futurpreneur.ca.