Turn a great idea into a thriving business.
After dealing with persistent muscle soreness since childhood, Curtis Kennedy wanted to create a convenient, efficient way to remove muscle tension. After over 200 prototypes, he created the Vertiball – a ball-shaped device that sticks to flat surfaces with suction, letting users diffuse muscle tension with ease. With support from Futurpreneur, Curtis was able to put the Vertiball into production, eventually placing the product in major retailers like Target and Best Buy. In 2020, Vertiball appeared on Dragon's Den and ultimately received $420,000 in funding.
We’ve supported thousands of small business owners like Curtis, working with diverse entrepreneurs aged 18-39 to launch successful main street businesses that contribute to the vitality of communities across Canada.
Futurpreneur is the only national non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and resources to young entrepreneurs, helping them build a successful future while driving Canada’s inclusive economic prosperity.
Our programs support a wide variety of small business owners, whether you have your own idea, are looking to purchase an existing business, are interested in franchising, or want to launch a side hustle.
Want to start a business in Atlantic Canada? Sign up to connect with a Futurpreneur business development manager and learn how Futurpreneur can support you on your entrepreneurship journey.
- Apply for up to $60,000 to launch or buy a new business or to grow one that’s been fully operating for less than 12 months.
- 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 supporting Canadians aged 18-39 to become business owners with loan financing, mentoring and business resources. Our experts are here to answer your questions and put you on the path to success.