About us

About us

Since 1996, Futurpreneur has fostered the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s diverse startup founders ages 18-39. We are the only national non-profit organization that provides young aspiring entrepreneurs across Canada with the loan financing, mentorship and resources they need to start or buy a business.

Our purpose

Why we exist

Our purpose is to drive inclusive Canadian prosperity by fostering the success of young entrepreneurs.

Our mission

What we do to achieve our purpose

We empower diverse entrepreneurs ages 18-39 by providing loans with mentorship and resources to help them start and buy businesses that contribute to sustainable and inclusive economic prosperity, in their communities and across Canada.

Our impact

Fostering inclusive prosperity across Canada since 1996

Our impact since inception

As of March 31, 2024


diverse, young entrepreneurs supported


businesses launched in every province and territory

$219 M

provided in loan financing alongside 1:1 mentorship

Our client demographics

April 1, 2023 – March 31, 2024


of supported businesses are women-led


of supported businesses have Black founders


of supported businesses have Indigenous founders

What we hear from clients

Based on 606 young entrepreneurs who responded to our 2023 client survey


say Futurpreneur had a positive impact on their success


felt prepared to launch their business

5 jobs

were created, on average, in each business

Our community

As of March 31, 2024


volunteer mentors


community partners


team members in 14 locations across Canada

Our values


We are motivated by our purpose – driving inclusive Canadian prosperity by fostering the success of young entrepreneurs. We are proudly making a difference, one entrepreneur at a time.

Collegial & collaborative

We believe in the power of teamwork and the importance of community, cooperating with colleagues and partners across the country, and fostering a caring and supportive culture. We are all on the #sameteam.

Diverse & inclusive

We embrace the unique perspectives and experiences within our team. We strive to welcome and provide excellent service to a broad range of aspiring young entrepreneurs, fostering inclusive prosperity.

Accountable & transparent

We honour our commitments to entrepreneurs, mentors, partners, and to each other. We value candour and authenticity and we work hard to achieve our shared goals.

We’re here to help

We’ve helped over 18,700 diverse, young entrepreneurs get the kick-start they needed – and you could be next. At Futurpreneur, we're here to partner with you on your startup journey. Our team will support you in accessing the money, mentorship and resources you need to help you start – or buy – your business.

Launch your business

Turn your business idea into reality with Futurpreneur.

Mentor an entrepreneur

Share your expertise and help a young entrepreneur succeed.


Get marketing tips, write a business plan, master cash flows and more.

Build your network

Join a growing community of diverse, young Canadian entrepreneurs and experts.

Learn about our core offering

Futurpreneur offers up to $60,000 in collateral-free loan capital and one-on-one mentorship to young entrepreneurs. Find out if you could be eligible here.

Bailey Puddister

Elliot + Olivia | North Bay, ON