Articles by Futurpreneur Staff

  • 10 Podcasts To Inspire Your Inner Entrepreneur

    podcasts for entrepreneurs

    Now, more than ever, budding and seasoned entrepreneurs alike could benefit from insights from their peers. Podcasts offer an educational and entertaining listen, whether you’re out for a walk, doing household chores, or just want to take the time to learn something new. Here are 10 podcasts for entrepreneurs to check out now: For coast-to-coast […]

  • Supporting Indigenous Entrepreneurs at Futurpreneur Canada

    At Futurpreneur we believe in building trust to best support Indigenous Young Entrepreneurs. We help Indigenous entrepreneurs aged 18-39 launch or buy their own business. With up to $60,000* in financing, an expert mentor for up to two years, and access to resources, we’re here to help young entrepreneurs bring their business plan to life.We’re […]

  • COVID-19: New Income Support for Small Business Owners and their Employees

    Today, the Canadian government announced a new support package for Canadian business owners and their employees who are affected by COVID-19. The Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) will replace two previously announced benefits, the Emergency Care Benefit & Emergency Support Benefit.The CERB will give qualified workers who have lost income due to COVID-19, including those […]

  • COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

    Last updated: February 26, 2020With constant updates related to the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping on top of all the information available can be overwhelming, especially when you’re also trying to run a small business.Our team has collected some details on the benefits and supports available to small business owners, as well as a number of helpful […]

  • Futurpreneur Canada is now offering $60,0000 in financing for young entrepreneurs

    What would you do with an extra 15k? At Futurpreneur, we know that launching a business can be tough, especially for young entrepreneurs. There are so many different start-up costs, and the reality is that young people often have the hardest time accessing loans to start their businesses. That’s why starting June 18, 2019, we are now […]

  • How Digital Marketing Can Help A Growing Business Gain Traction

    How Digital Marketing Can Help A Growing Business Gain Traction

     Digital marketing is one of the most efficient and effective ways for businesses of any size to further extend their reach and significantly grow their customer base.  What is Digital Marketing? Digital marketing is the marketing of products or services with the help of digital channels or mediums, mainly on the internet. It encompasses everything from […]

  • Stories of scaling: How one Brampton entrepreneur is hoping to make it big with a mobile-sharing solution


     Things are moving very quickly for Vijay Ranganathapura and his tech company IQRoots Inc. The Futurpreneur-supported business is expanding its presence into the US after launching just two years ago, having already secured clients in both Canada and India. The Brampton company’s flagship technology, Veue, is a voice-enabled mobile application or plug-in that allows people to share […]

  • Why my company aspires to grow better, not bigger

    Hipo focuses on sustainable growth over rapid growth

    Rapid growth isn’t right for every company. Taylan Pince, CEO of Hipo, explains why sustainability and team happiness are vital ingredients for long-term success.   When I tell people that my technology company regularly turns down seed funding, they look at me sideways. But here’s what many don’t realize: rapid growth may not be the best thing […]

  • Fostering entrepreneurship in Atlantic Canada

    At Futurpreneur, a huge part what we do is providing mentorship and financing for young entrepreneurs – that’s simply fundamental to our mission. And it’s only through our partnerships that we’re truly able to go a step further to help people reach their business goals. Take our partnership with TD in Atlantic Canada, now in it’s third […]

  • Canada plays a unique and influential role in the global youth entrepreneurship space

    G20 Young Entrepreneurs' Alliance Training Session in Montreal, Canada

    At Futurpreneur Canada, we’re proud to be part of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (YEA), an international group of leading entrepreneurship organizations across the G20 countries. The Alliance represents over 500,000 young entrepreneurs, and together we work to help shape, mould, develop and refine the strategies needed to promote and strengthen entrepreneurship globally.As G20 YEA […]

  • Starting a business with…Caitlyn Ngu, HireUp

    Caitlyn Ngu, founder of Futurpreneur-supported business HireUp

    Keeping up with the times: How HireUp is changing the centuries-old resume   Caitlyn Ngu speaks with confidence, citing facts, figures and anecdotes at a blistering pace. Mind you, this is someone who has pitched in front of big-time investors on Dragons’ Den. She’s also pursuing a path in the male-dominated tech world. “Being a solo founder, being a […]

  • Starting a business with…Jaclyn McPhadden, RecycleSmart

    Recycle Smart Crew

     Prepared for The Richmond Economic Development Office. Original article can be found here.   Dedicated focus on reducing a business’ waste streams can provide huge cost savings; savings that compound every week of the year. But without waste management expertise, it’s easy for leaders to underestimate how much money they’re leaving in the trash. Jaclyn McPhadden, […]

  • Getting the most out of your mentor for your small business

    Mentoring and getting the most out of your mentor

    Futurpreneur mentor Jennifer Nickerson shares her tips for getting the most out of your mentor to build success for your small business.   Entrepreneurship is at the heart of every role Jennifer Nickerson has played, from operating her grandmother’s local pub to running her own small business. So when the opportunity arose to support small business […]

  • Futurpreneur at One of a Kind Show 2019

    Futurpreneur at One of a Kind Show 2019

     We’re excited to announce that six of our unique and talented Futurpreneur craft-makers will be showcasing their work and products at one of the largest and best-attended craft shows in North America, the One of a Kind Show, March 27-31, 2019 at the Enercare Centre in Toronto. Learn about our artistic entrepreneurs and their businesses below.  […]

  • Spotlight on Eric Muellejans, Kumovate

    Eric Muellejans has a simple piece of advice for entrepreneurs: if you want to be successful, you must build solid relationships in China.The founder of Kumovate, a Futurpreneur-supported company that manufactures an adjustable and portable leg elevation system for people with acute or chronic lower-limb injuries, recently visited China as part of the C2Can program […]