Indigenous entrepreneur Dawn Forrest created Inuuvunga Designs to celebrate Inuit culture and way of life through infant and toddler apparel. Learn more about Dawn's entrepreneurial journey and find out how Futurpreneur and NACCA are supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs!

At Futurpreneur Canada, we support Indigenous entrepreneurs aged 18-39, helping them launch or buy their own business. With up to $60,000* in financing, an expert mentor for up to two years, and access to resources, we’re here to help young entrepreneurs bring their business plan to life.

Ohpikiwin Series: Journey to financial empowerment

Ohpikiwin means “growth” in Cree. Cree is one of many First Nation communities in Canada.

We are launching an all-new informative series dedicated to the financial empowerment of young Indigenous entrepreneurs. The Ohpikiwin Series: Journey to financial empowerment is delivered in partnership with Youth Business International and Accenture as part of our Indigenous Entrepreneur Startup Program (IESP).

This offering will focus on Indigenous economic inclusion and resilience to assist young Indigenous aspiring entrepreneurs in developing their business financial capacity and entrepreneurship skills.

Interested in learning more about the series? Join our email list to stay connected! We will notify you as soon as the Ohpikiwin Series dates are confirmed.

If you are a young, Indigenous entrepreneur interested in participating in our pilot workshop, please register below.

Take the first step in turning your dream into reality. Contact us today.

Questions about our programming? See our FAQs.

See how some young Indigenous entrepreneurs have successfully launched their businesses with Futurpreneur.

Kite Electric
Kendall Netmaker
Libbby Garg

Meet Our Team

Meet the Futurpreneur team dedicated to supporting Indigenous entrepreneurs across Canada


Want to learn more about starting a business, network with your peers and learn key entrepreneurship skills? Join us at one of our upcoming events.


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Business Plan Essentials
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Cash Flow Template
Get your numbers in line to apply for start up capital!
Cash Flow Template


Futurpreneur works with a range of partners to support young, Indigenous entrepreneurs across Canada.

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Does your organization help young Indigenous entrepreneurs launch businesses? Find out how we can partner with you to provide financing, mentoring and other resources to help them succeed. Call or email us today!

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.