Launch your dream business
With financing from $5,000 to $60,000 and the support of an experienced mentor, you can become your own boss and start the business you've always dreamed of, like Frias Lakhany's Zoya did.
In 2015, only a few months after her graduation with a degree in mathematics and computer science, Zoya de Frias Lakhany realized that working for a large company was not the path for her.
Sociable and outgoing by nature, Zoya was quickly convinced that a restaurant business in cosmopolitan and ethnically-diverse Montréal fit her criteria. She then left her analyst position and began exploring options to realize her new-found ambition.
Zoya sees her early relationship with Futurpreneur as essential to her launch, but also important during her first months and early years of operation.
“The people I talked to were so helpful and so willing to speak with me right away.” Once she had outlined her needs for financing, she says “Futurpreneur came to the rescue.” Within a few short months, she was approved for financing to create a vibrant and colourful restaurant around the rich heritage of sub-Saharan cooking.
Zoya is now the owner of the restaurant Le Virunga, located in Montréal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood and she has established herself securely in Montréal’s energetic gastronomic scene. Find out how you can get the support you need to start your business with Futurpreneur.
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- Apply for up to $60,000 in loan financing to launch or to help grow your business as much or as little as you like.
- Get matched with an experienced mentor to help you build confidence and tackle your toughest challenges for up to two years.
- Learn key skills like business planning, marketing and cash flow management through our online and in-person business resources.
Futurpreneur Canada is a non-profit organization that supports Canadian entrepreneurs age 18-39, providing them with loan financing, mentoring and business resources. Our experts are here to answer your questions and put you on the path to success.