Articles by Futurpreneur Staff

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • #FuturHighFive 2018 Milestone Roundup

     Since 2017 we have encouraged our Futurpreneurs to celebrate and share their milestones on social media through our #FuturHighFive campaign. With incredible support from CIBC, a number of our #FuturHighFive Futurpreneurs have showcased their growth and development through this exclusive channel that celebrates achievement. Read on for just some highlights from our 2018 #FuturHighFive milestones.See more […]

  • Spotlight on Bailey Puddister, Elliot + Olivia Bridal Boutique

     Every year, as the holiday season rolls in, we launch the annual Futurpreneur Holiday Shopping Guide, reminding Canadians to shop local and support small business amid the gift-giving frenzy. To shed light on the value and importance of small businesses for communities across the country, we caught up with Bailey Puddister of Futurpreneur-supported Elliot + […]