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Articles by Celestine Fakoube

  • Futurpreneur’s Impact in Action: Young Entrepreneurs Shine on Parliament Hill

    On September 18, we brought together an extraordinary group of diverse young entrepreneurs from across the country to spend the day with us at Parliament Hill in Ottawa. We did this to celebrate the resilience and success of Futurpreneur-supported entrepreneurs across Canada amid Parliament’s return for the fall session. Our Hill Day culminated with the […]

  • From the Ground Up: Behind the Scenes of Knix and Mejuri’s Success

    On April 19, 2023, the Arcadian Court in Toronto was buzzing with energy as over 200 in-person attendees and 280 virtual guests gathered to hear from two trailblazing women founders, Joanna Griffiths and Noura Sakkijha.   The fireside chat hosted by Canadian Club Toronto was moderated by our CEO, Karen Greve Young and we were treated […]

  • Celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of the Black Entrepreneur Startup Program

    Two years ago, Futurpreneur announced a new funding collaboration with Royal Bank of Canada to deliver the Black Entrepreneur Startup Program (BESP), building on its longstanding partnership with Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC). This initiative was launched to provide access to capital, mentorship, resources, and networking opportunities to help aspiring Black entrepreneurs across the […]

  • Starting a Successful Business in Trying Times

    Becoming an entrepreneur is not always the easy choice. Especially now, when post-pandemic recovery is being marred with the recent economic headwinds that have brought on a new set of challenges for Canadian entrepreneurs. From rising costs, supply-chain issues, logistical delays, and financing troubles, the list continues to grow. The recently concluded BDC Small Business […]