Futurpreneur is here to empower aspiring young entrepreneurs on their journey to success! Our Core Startup Program provides startup loan financing and up to two years of mentorship, with added access to tools and networking opportunities across Canada.

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Are you 18-39 and ready to launch a business?

With financing from $5,000 to $60,000 and the support of an experienced mentor, you can become your own boss and start the business you’ve always dreamed of, like Zoya de Frias Lakhany did.

In 2015, only a few months after her graduation with a degree in mathematics and computer science, Zoya realized that working for a large company was not the path for her. Sociable and outgoing by nature, Zoya was quickly convinced that a restaurant business in cosmopolitan and ethnically-diverse Montréal fit her criteria. She then left her analyst position and began exploring options to realize her new-found ambition.

Zoya sees her early relationship with Futurpreneur as essential to her launch, but also important during her first months and early years of operation.

“The people I talked to were so helpful and so willing to speak with me right away.” Once she had outlined her needs for financing, she says “Futurpreneur came to the rescue.” Within a few short months, she was approved for financing to create a vibrant and colourful restaurant around the rich heritage of sub-Saharan cooking.

Zoya is now the owner of the restaurant Le Virunga, located in Montréal’s Plateau-Mont-Royal neighbourhood and she has established herself securely in Montréal’s energetic gastronomic scene.

Futurpreneur is the only national non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and resources to young entrepreneurs, helping them to start a business and build a successful future while driving Canada’s inclusive economic prosperity. Find out how you can get the support you need to start your business with Futurpreneur.

Our offering

From business plan to business success. We offer you the tools to get your startup off the ground. If you’re 18 – 39 and ready to launch a business, we’re here to help you!

Inclusive financing

A flexible equity-free startup business loan of up to $60,000. With up to $40,000 in additional financing opportunities from BDC*. *conditions apply


Receive up to two years of 1:1 hand-matched mentorship.


From our Rock My Business Plank workshop series to our various business planning tools, gain access to the resources you need to succeed.

Networking opportunities

Engage with a national network of entrepreneurs, leaders, and community organizations at a range of entrepreneurial events.

Are you eligible for the Core Startup Program?

We offer young entrepreneurs ages 18-39 startup loan financing and up to two years of mentorship.

See full eligibility criteria here
You are between the ages of 18-39

And are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada

You must demonstrate some training or experience in your field

You must be able to demonstrate that you have experience working in your industry and related to your business idea.

You cannot be a contractor or an agent

To apply you cannot be an agent or contractor working for another already-existing business.

Ready to start your entrepreneurial journey?

Sign up here to get connected with a dedicated team member to learn more about Futurpreneur’s loan with mentorship and resources.
Alternatively, if your complete business plan and 24 month cash flow are ready for submission to Futurpreneur, click here to get started!

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In addition to our core startup programs, we have tailored programs for Black and Indigenous entrepreneurs.
Please let us know if you would be eligible for these programs:
I identify as Black
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