Empowering Tomorrow’s Founders


Get $10,000 for your business!

Imagine what $10K could mean for your start-up? It could help you develop a website, order supplies, activate your marketing plan, purchase inventory… and take it to the next level!

Ready to rock your business? Register now for our upcoming workshops for a chance to apply for the RBC Rock My Business Start-Up Awards 2024 by Friday, June 14 2024!

To be considered for the 2024 awards, please ensure you meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Between 18 – 39 years of age*
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident
  • Successful completion of BOTH the Rock My Business Plan and Rock My Cash Flow workshops between July 10, 2023 and May 31, 2024
  • Successful submission of a completed business plan and cash flow statement by June 14, 2024 (following the guidelines and templates provided in the How to Apply to the RBC Rock my Business Start-Up Awards information session).
  • The award cannot be used to repay existing debt; you must highlight how the award will be applied to startup costs.
  • You have not received a Futurpreneur startup loan before Friday, June 14 2023.
  • Your business must meet the eligibility criteria

*Applicants must be within the age bracket for the award on September 5, 2024. For the Youth Entrepreneur Awards, applicants must be between 18 – 29 years of age.



Meet Our 2023 Awards Recipients

After an extensive review of applications from across Canada, we are thrilled to introduce you to the recipients of the RBC Rock My Business Start-Up Awards for 2023. These passionate founders stood out among the rest, and we are excited to support them in their entrepreneurial ventures with a $10,000 prize each, thanks to the support of RBC Future Launch.

The following prizes of $10,000 each were awarded to eight aspiring entrepreneurs across Canada:

  • One Emerging Entrepreneur Award for an entrepreneur aged 30 – 39
  • One Emerging Black Entrepreneur Award for a Black entrepreneur aged 18 – 39
  • One Emerging Indigenous Entrepreneur Award for an Indigenous entrepreneur aged 18 – 39
  • Five Youth Entrepreneur Awards for entrepreneurs aged 18 – 29

Congratulations to our 2023 RBC Rock My Business Start-Up Award Recipients!