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Introducing the 2023 Growth Accelerator cohort

Guest Blogger | January 31, 2023

Learning plays a vital role in an entrepreneur’s growth and the success of their business. Learning enables quick thinking, sound decision-making, problem solving, and planning for the future. Futurpreneur’s Growth Accelerator is a unique offering to our Young Entrepreneurs who want to elevate their business to higher levels of success.

Facilitated digitally again this year, with an in-person strategy pitch session in Toronto in April, the Growth Accelerator will provide insight and education on various aspects of a business throughout the course of the initiative.

Commencing in February 2023, the workshops this month will focus on Marketing:  Entrepreneurs will learn to create an implementable marketing strategy for their business. In March, the spotlight will fall on creating operational assets and how to implement/access them. Last but definitely not the least, Finance will be April’s focus: Entrepreneurs will be armed with heightened awareness of their current and future financial numbers to make appropriate financial forecasts and decisions.

Growth Accelerator is a Futurpreneur initiative, powered by Spin Master. We thank Spin Master for supporting this initiative and accelerating the future of entrepreneurship.

Meet this year’s cohort:


A Cut Above Tree Experts is a year-round tree care provider in Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Cambridge that is committed to the preservation and health of our urban canopies. The tree service includes services such as pruning, tree removal, stump grinding, cabling and bracing (support systems), plant health care, tree planting, storm damage clean up, risk assessments, tree consulting.


Ace It Tutoring offers a new and fresh approach to the concept of tutoring. No More appointments. No more time limits. No more just one subject at a time. They are the gym for Math and Science grades.


Ada’s Golf Boutique is an online destination for fashionable and functionable golf and activewear for women. From buying, to building Ada’s creative marketing campaigns, Mackenzie has enjoyed every moment of making Ada’s Golf Boutique a reality. Ada’s allows Mackenzie to channel her innovative side and celebrate women.


Best Cat is a cat specialty retailer that sources unique cat food, treats, toys, cat furniture and accessories. Best Cat is owned and operated by Meagan and Kyle Daigle, siblings who are passionate about enriching the lives of Canadian cats. Best Cat is the go-to cat retailer in the GTA, featuring a selection of difficult to find, quality products and providing responsive customer service.


Choco de Léa offers high-end, vegan, eco-responsible chocolates, made from cocoa beans and direct trading practice. The brand combines the concept of food chemistry, local products and the particularities of fine cacao to create unique and very high-quality products.


Dialed Bike Service is a precision bike maintenance and repair shop with a focus on high-end mountain bikes. Founders Ash and Adam are extremely proud of creating a space that honours their own neurodivergence, while working towards creating space for more people like them in the bike industry and community and focusing on delivering unparalleled quality and attention to detail.


FarOut Wilderness provides safe access to the backcountry of British Columbia through self-drive overland vehicle rentals and tailor-made itineraries. It offers an unrivaled opportunity for its clients to safely adventure through the province’s wild and beautiful places.


Locally grown with love, the brand is founded by passionate growers dedicated to fighting food insecurity through serving the community by producing high quality, nutrient dense, fresh food and natural products. Putting their heart in every plant from seed to harvest, they grow using natural ways to promote a healthy, sustainable, and productive environment.


Hope Pet Food is bridging the gap between nutritious and sustainable with alternative proteins from insects, algae and fungi. They are on a mission to provide pet parents with better food for their furry family members using an evidence-based approach, nutrient-rich and eco-friendly ingredients all while leaving livestock and fish ingredients behind.


KALŪ is an eco-friendly pet food company. The brains behind KALŪ believe that the best way to encourage their customers to make sustainable choices is to offer products designed with the utmost respect for the environment around us.  KALŪ is a local, accessible and environmentally responsible alternative to the products that are currently available on the market.


Kids Innovative is an after-school STEAM educational service providing digital literacy to students. Kids Innovative particularly focuses on combining digital art with coding or animation in an interactive classroom session.


Mararamiro is the first shoppable photography studio in Canada. They have an online home decor store as well as a Toronto showroom that doubles as an elevated, fully furnished, and styled photography studio that they rent to content creators and brands.


More Granola is Canada’s first and only brand of snackable granola chunks. We make granola snacks in a line of dessert inspired flavours, including Pecan Pie, Hot Cocoa, Nutty Crumble and Salted Caramel.


Nailify stands out by providing high quality consulting services and top of the shelves supply for beauty professionals, more specifically nail professionals. The company has a retail store in Québec city and its core business is across the Province of Québec through their online store.


Periculum builds data analytic software that empowers organizations in underserved markets. They help companies with credit assessment, ML modeling, Fraud risk, Churn risk, and more. They bring intelligence to the core of everything that matters most to the customers.


PieceMeal was developed out of the beautiful Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia to fill the need for a locally sourced meal kit. It is a hybrid between a CSA (Consumer Supported Agriculture) Box and a Meal Kit. The recipes were designed by professional chef Fiona Lewis and are chosen in collaboration with available produce from local farms.


Quvé Group is a small Toronto-based wine and spirits agency offering commercial level sales and marketing management within a boutique firm setting. They specialize in representing independent, family-owned producers using organic/sustainable methods.


SOL KYST is a curated collection of sunglasses designed to fit and flatter those with a wide/round/square face shape. With the widest women’s frames on the market and as a solution-based product they offer classic designs with an emphasis on quality, function and versatility.


SRTraining offers an all-rounded approach to helping individuals find their version of happy, healthy, and wholesome. They offer a 1 – 1 in-person health and wellness training facility. They help their customers focus on a better lifestyle, wellness, health habits that will build them into being that fuller more healthier, happier, trusting self.


Tatamagouche Ice Creamery, a manufacturer; retailer; and wholesaler of ultra-premium ice cream, celebrated its official launch on Canada Day of 2020, following over a year of hard work and investment.


Teaboco is a women-owned Canadian brand that promotes intentional and sustainable living with a range of eco-friendly, reusable drink ware. The name Teaboco came from the multi-functional functionality of the products including glass tumblers that can be used for Tea, Boba, Coffee, and more.


Timber and Fins is a company dedicated to crafting heirloom-quality fly fishing gear that enhances the fishing experience and can be passed down from one generation to the next. Founded three years ago by David-Alexandre Chabot, Timber and Fins was created out of a desire to provide high-quality, responsibly-made fly fishing products.


True North Cider strives to create genuine, authentic cider made from 100% Canadian apples, fermented in small batches, and developed into unique seasonal flavours. By providing an authentic and unique product they separate themselves from major global cider producers.


Wanderruff is a sustainable dog accessories brand making dog collars, harnesses, and leashes out of recycled water bottles and zero waste beds for the wagging adventurer — merging comfort and consciousness.


Wearshop is a leather handbag brand designed for the woman-on-the-go. The bags are functional and practical, yet elegant. All their bags are made in Canada by local artisans who date and sign each bag as their way of adding an extra human touch to their work.