| August 16, 2019
At Futurpreneur Canada, we know that opening a business can be tough, especially for young entrepreneurs.
That’s why for more than two decades we’ve played a critical role in building the entrepreneurial landscape in Canada, providing resources, financing and mentoring to young, aspiring business owners. Since 1996, we’ve helped more than 12,000 young entrepreneurs, ages 18 to 39, launch more than 10,000 businesses from coast to coast to coast.
In the past fiscal year, many of the entrepreneurs we’ve supported have thrived. And we’re tremendously proud to have played a part in their successes.
Our core Start-Up program, which now offers up to $60,000 in collateral free loans, is crucial for entrepreneurs in the earliest stages, giving them a solid runway to launch and grow their business.
But our support goes beyond financing – that’s what makes us different in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Our Business Development and Client Relationship teams help entrepreneurs develop solid business plans and cashflow statements before they receive their loans, ensuring they’re set up for success.
Every entrepreneur we finance is also matched with a volunteer mentor for up to two years, ensuring they have support during and after they launch.
And our initiatives – such as Rock My Business Plan, Growth Accelerator, or Trailblazers – provide entrepreneurs insights, coaching and a cross-country network for every step of their entrepreneurial journey.
We can only provide this level of support to young entrepreneurs through our enduring partnerships, such as our co-lending partnership with the Business Development Bank of Canada and our longstanding funding partnership with the Government of Canada. And of course, our amazing corporate and other government partnerships in communities across the country.
We are tremendously proud of our entrepreneurs and tremendously thankful to everyone who helps support them.
KAREN GREVE YOUNG
CEO, FUTURPRENEUR CANADA