“I have benefited greatly from the support I received from my Futurpreneur Canada mentor John Craig. He has been an invaluable resource for my business and a sounding board for any ideas. I really feel that he understands my business and gives me great insight into the path to success.”Mike Booth Massage Athletica
“Get prepared, make sure your timing and funding is right, and go for it! If you are passionate about what you do, it will never feel like work, but make sure you take your time and plan for success.”Emma Harding Rockit Vocal Studios
“Our mentor, Gord Haddock, helps remind us that the most important thing about being an entrepreneur is the ability to have fun every day.”Bryan McCrea and Evan Willoughby 3twenty Solutions Inc.
“Don’t wait – if you feel like it, take the chance because as a young entrepreneur now is the time to make mistakes and learn from them. Also, I recommend finding a mentor as people are happy to help and give back.”Zach Wolff Exigence Technologies Inc.
“Being a mentor is a really rewarding experience and I urge people to consider becoming one. I have become a better manager and achieved better business results because of Futurpreneur Canada. I never expected to gain so much for being a mentor. I thought I was going to do the giving. Being a Futurpreneur Canada is one of the smartest things I have ever done!”
“Participation in the Futurpreneur Canada mentorship program has given me a great sense of pride and inspiration. To see how George’s hard work and determination have paid off has been really rewarding for me. I know that he will continue to do great things in his life and career and I am proud to have played a small part in his success.”
“Take the risk, measure the potential. Surround yourself with mentors, talk about your ideas with the right people (protect your ideas as well), read books to better yourselves or (even better) talk with seasoned entrepreneurs to overcome your obstacles... behind every obstacle, there is a chance to innovate and impress your clients!”Frédéric Leduc, Jean-François Larrivée and Simon Gaudreau Immune Biosolutions
“The days that I have mentored (Janine) have turned out to be a gift, because I am able to be part of the positive process of creating her dream. (Mentoring) is a reciprocally beneficial experience. Both parties will undoubtedly grow from the experience. ”
“Looking back on my first start-up venture, I wish I had the chance to integrate with other entrepreneurs and build an entrepreneurial community earlier. I can’t say enough about surrounding yourself with support. Having people around you who are going through the same thing is critical to survive the rollercoaster of start-up life.”Chris Johnson Permission Click Inc.