Articles by Futurpreneur Staff

  • 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 […]

  • Mentor Spotlight: Sue Underhill

    Sue Underhill is the owner of Maximum Physiotherapy and has been a volunteer mentor with Futurpreneur since 2017. Having benefitted herself from professional mentors and business coaches in her career for the last 20 years, Sue is passionate about sharing her skills and insights to build knowledge and confidence in the next generation of entrepreneurs. […]

  • Mentor Spotlight: Juan Navarro

    Mentor Spotlight Juan Navarro

    Juan cites hard work, passion and enthusiasm as key factors in his career, and is dedicated to sharing his insights and experience to supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs as a volunteer mentor with Futurpreneur. “I have always tried to listen to two main things – first, my inner voice which includes my dreams, interests and […]

  • Starting a business…with Tiffany Chu, Yumcha

    Tiffany went from reluctant kombucha drinker to passionate producer and distributor. See how Tiffany landed in the world of kombucha creation and how her mentor guided her in crucial decision-making processes that paved the way for promoting health and wellness in her community through her business, Yumcha.    What is Yumcha?  Yumcha produces small batch […]

  • Mentor Spotlight: Sikin Samji

    Self-starter and self-creator, Sikin Samji, shares her approach to mentorship and how the journey through entrepreneurship is as much about mastering your relationship with your self as much as your relationship with your business.    After spending years as a freelancer, Sikin is now Senior Assistant General Manager at Equinox Fitness in Toronto. Stepping away from […]

  • 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 […]

  • Speaking Women in Business with Stefanie Curtis

    Women in business

      There is no shortage of conversation when it comes to women entrepreneurship and women in business. As we approach International Women’s Day, Futurpreneur mentor and co-founder of Pace Creative Agency Stefanie Curtis shares her experience as a woman in business and how she hopes to drive change by lifting and empowering other women entrepreneurs.     […]

  • 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 […]