Futurpreneur Canada is ramping up its support for aspiring food industry entrepreneurs thanks to a generous contribution of $350,000 from the Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) GFTC Legacy Fund. Futurpreneur Canada will provide collateral-free financing and world-recognized mentoring to 13 young entrepreneurs creating food industry start-ups. To increase entrepreneurs’ interest in this critical Canadian industry, we will offer a video series that charts the paths to success of eight inspiring food industry entrepreneurs. We will also offer educational workshops and presentations in Canadian colleges and universities focused on food processing and manufacturing over the next three years.
“We are thrilled to help fuel the passions of aspiring Canadian food industry entrepreneurs launching new businesses and, through the generosity of the GFTC Legacy Fund, give them the financing, mentoring and resources they need to succeed. We are excited about this new partnership and what it means to communities across Canada,” said Julia Deans, CEO, Futurpreneur Canada.
The Guelph Food Technology Centre (GFTC) was established in 1994 on the campus of the University of Guelph as an independent, not-for-profit corporation with a vision of contributing to the growing competitiveness of the Ontario and Canadian food industry. Following a merger between GFTC and NSF International, the GFTC Legacy Fund was established to support and enhance the competitiveness of Canadian food processors and producers.