“Having my Futurpreneur Canada mentor, Denis Prud'homme, has been instrumental for motivating me to do the best that I can, especially when decision making can be extremely risky. ”Kendal Netmaker Neechie Gear
“Don’t go into creating your own business alone when there are so many resources out there to help you. Also, be open to negative feedback, as this is the easiest way to fix a potential problem with your business that you may not have noticed before.”Cindy Tran Sweet Petite Confectioner
“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.”
“Go for it! Now is the time to try; when you have the energy, the motivation, less responsibility; and if not now, then when? ”Andrew White CHAR Technologies
“Be cautious, but also be creative. Today there is number of enterprises that are doing things more ethically. What makes you different? Being socially conscious doesn’t always mean you have to give away a portion of your profits. Ask yourself how you can make the world a better place.”Kyle MacNevin & Kayley Reed Wear Your Label
“For people thinking about becoming an entrepreneur – do it. Embrace your creativity, let go of fear, accept the uncertainty, realize failure is a means to learning and work on painting your own picture of the future.”Kimberly Cope Early Entrepreneurs Inc
“Be ready, it is a lot of work. You must have a complementary team and a lot of respect must exist between partners to overcome challenges and occasional disputes. You will all be tested, so make sure you find the right partners! It takes a lot longer than you think to accomplish your objectives and meet your goals.”Denis Bastien & Pierre Blanchet Idénergie Inc.
“Entrepreneurship should be considered as a real career path. Whether you are successful or not, the knowledge and connections you gain will stay with you forever. Without a doubt, the experience helps you to grow.”Armen Bakirtzian, Andre Hladio & Richard Fanson Intellijoint Surgical