Mentoring: Become a Mentor

Fuel the passion. Leave an impact.

By becoming a mentor with the Futurpreneur Canada, you can use your breadth of knowledge and experience to help a young entrepreneur get their start-up business off the ground.

Futurpreneur Canada’s industry-leading mentoring program hand-matches experienced business professionals with young entrepreneurs.

Are you eligible to become a Futurpreneur Canada Mentor?

Futurpreneur Canada Mentors are required to meet the following criteria:

  • Must demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of entrepreneurship and/or people management experience;
  • Must be ready to be paired with an entrepreneur within 3 months of registering;
  • Must be able to commit 4-5 hours per month to the mentoring relationship over the course of 2 years.

Share your expertise

Whether you own a business or work in the corporate, non-profit or government sectors, sharing your skills and knowledge can help a young entrepreneur launch and grow their business, and turn their dream into a reality.

Consider the experience and skills you could share in:

Business Planning Finance Human Resources
Information Technology Leadership Legal
Management Marketing Start-ups

What to expect

1 Complete an online application form and attach your resume and/or your LinkedIn profile.
2 A Futurpreneur Canada representative will contact you to answer any questions, tell you more about the role and conduct a short telephone interview.
3 You will be introduced to the online learning provided by our Mentor-in-Residence.
4 Once you’ve been hand-matched with an entrepreneur, together you will complete Ment2BTM, Futurpreneur Canada’s online orientation program, which helps establish a foundation for your working relationship.
5 You will then meet regularly over the next two years (with some flexibility), usually for 4-5 hours per month.

What our mentors say…

Rosemarie Enslin “I never expected to gain so much for being a mentor. I thought I was going to do the giving. Being a Futurpreneur Canada mentor is one of the smartest things I have ever done!”

– Rosemarie Enslin, Futurpreneur Canada mentor, AB

Jeff Ryzner “While giving back to the start-up community comes naturally to people who have been involved with it, winning an award for something you feel so passionately about is an honour and certainly a career milestone of which I am especially proud.”

– Jeff Ryzner, Futurpreneur Canada mentor & 2015 BDC Mentor Award Winner

 Ella Nunes “My role as a mentor is to be supportive, to help with problem-solving, and to be there to help address the next challenge. I enjoy sharing my experiences and watching my mentee’s business take on a life of its own.”

– Ella Nunes, Ella’s Botanicals, ON
(Futurpreneur Canada entrepreneur who became a Futurpreneur Canada mentor)