Growth Accelerator

Futurpreneur Canada is proud to present our new Growth Accelerator, an exciting opportunity for innovative entrepreneurs who are looking to take their business to new heights.

If you’ve launched an innovative business, have demonstrated a track record of revenue growth and are ready to make key decisions about expansion, the Growth Accelerator could be just what you need to take your start-up to the next level.

This initiative, launched in partnership with Spin Master Inc. and supported by Morrison Financial, Ramp Communications and Dentons Canada, is open to Futurpreneur-supported businesses that are ready to grow their start-up. Successful candidates will need to demonstrate that they have an innovative and proven business model offering a unique product or service, an improved process or the potential to impact the market in new ways.

The accelerator includes two sessions over 12 months – one in the spring and another in the fall. Each participant will receive:

  • Travel stipends and accommodation in Toronto for Accelerator workshops in Fall and Spring
  • Access to 1-on-1 mentoring with executives from Spin Master, Ramp Communications and Dentons Canada
  • Skill-building workshops from our partners
  • Networking opportunities with experts, mentors and the other selected entrepreneurs
  • Opportunity to pitch your business growth idea for additional prizing and support from investors and finance providers
  • Exclusive year-round content

Once the applications period has closed, each applicant is scored based on eligibility criteria. If selected to move on, each remaining applicant will need to pitch their business and growth challenge in front of a panel of judges. Up to 10 businesses will be chosen to participate in each accelerator.

Themes Covered in the Growth Accelerator:

Growth Strategies


Scaling Production

Securing Investment

Legal considerations with growth

IP and Licensing

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The Growth Accelerator is built on providing personalized growth support to entrepreneurs who can demonstrate:

  • A proven business model
  • A business has been active for at least 12 months
  • A product or service that has the potential to impact the market in new ways
  • An existing trajectory for revenue growth
  • A willingness to make key decisions about expansion
  • A clear focus for how to derive value from participating in the Growth Accelerator
  • A Futurpreneur loan currently in good standing, or a redeemed Futurpreneur loan

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Important Dates

Application period for Cohort 4: January 15 - February 20, 2019

Cohort 4 Pitches: March 26 & 27, 2019

Spring Accelerator: May 6-8, 2019

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Futurpreneur-supported entrepreneurs who meet our criteria for eligibility requirements

The Growth Accelerator happens twice a year, in the spring and fall. See Important Dates for more information. Applications are accepted generally three months before the next program start date.

The Growth Accelerator is an opportunity for Futurpreneur-supported businesses to receive the coaching, resources and support required to scale their businesses to the next stage of growth. Click here to see what each participant receives if accepted in the accelerator.

Yes, but your Futurpreneur loan must be disbursed before you can apply and meet our eligibility requirements.

If you were not selected to move on to the pitch competition then you are welcome to apply again to the next round of applications when they open.

Incomplete applications cannot be considered for the Growth Accelerator but you are welcome to apply again to the next round of applications when they open.

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