Are you ready to accelerate your business growth?
Please note that the Growth Accelerator is a program offered exclusively in English.
The Futurpreneur Growth Accelerator is ready to activate and unleash the power of your business!
This is an exciting opportunity for Futurpreneurs to take their business to the next level. The Growth Accelerator connects a cohort of young entrepreneurs, across the country, enabling them to network, learn together and share ideas as they grow and pivot their businesses toward new heights of success.
The Futurpreneur Growth Accelerator can support you if your business is approximately 18 months to 3.5 years old. From strengthening your business strategy to identifying new market segments for your business, the Growth Accelerator workshops will culminate in a strategy pitch competition in Toronto. Judges from our title sponsor and partner, Spin Master, will be onsite and a cash award of up to $10,000 will be given to the entrepreneur who is able to best articulate their vision for growth.
-Must be a Futurpreneur-supported entrepreneur, who launched their business between August 1, 2020, and August 30, 2022 (i.e. your business is between 18 months and 3.5 years old by March 2024);
-You must be able to articulate a goal or goals for business growth. Examples of growth goals can be found within the online application form. If selected to participate in the Growth Accelerator, Futurpreneur will support you in developing your new business strategy.
NOTE: Participants from previous Growth Accelerator cohorts (those who participated in previous years) are not eligible to participate again.
Please note that all applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, Feb. 9, 2024.
There will be a total of six sessions, taking place over two months, with the culminating practice pitch competition in Toronto. Topics are as follows:
Week 1 – Kick-off session
Week 2 – Marketing
Week 3 – Operations
Week 4 – Finance
Week 5 – Self Management
Week 6 – Pitch preparation
Duration: Each session is 2.5 hours long and takes place at the same time each week for six weeks: 1 to 3:30 EDT. During each session there will be two case studies analyzed (B2C and B2B). After each session, participants are placed in groups of four (seven groups in total) with one entrepreneur’s business challenge in focus. Each session will end with an actionable task for each entrepreneur to implement into their business.
The pitch competition will take place live and in-person in Toronto. Accommodation and transportation for the Growth Accelerator participants is covered by Futurpreneur.
Thursday, May 30: Live Session at Futurpreneur Toronto Office – Trade Show & Workshops
Friday, May 31: Pitch Day at Futurpreneur followed by Evening Event
Participants must have attended at least five of the six sessions to be eligible to attend the in-person event