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Indigenous entrepreneurs, ages 18-39, can benefit from startup loan financing and up to two years of mentorship, along with access to resources and networking.

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At Futurpreneur Canada, we support Indigenous entrepreneurs aged 18-39, helping them launch or buy their own businesses. 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 plans to life.

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.

Our offering

The IESP is designed and operated by an Indigenous team that understands the barriers to success faced by young and aspiring Indigenous entrepreneurs. IESP provides startup loan financing and up to two years of mentorship, supported by a team with lived experience, offering access to tools and networking opportunities across Canada.

Inclusive financing

A flexible equity-free startup business loan of up to $60,000* available to entrepreneurs on reserve. *conditions apply

Mentorship

Receive up to two years of 1:1 mentorship from an experienced business leader.

Resources

From Futurpreneur’s Ohpikiwin workshop series, designed to strengthen financial empowerment through an Indigenous lens, to our helpful business planning workshops and tools.

Networking opportunities

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

Are you eligible for the Indigenous Entrepreneur Startup Program?

See here for the top level criteria you have to meet to be eligible or click the button to see the full list:

See full eligibility criteria here
You must self-identify as Indigenous

Indigenous entrepreneurs who self-identify as members of other communities are also welcome to apply for support from Futurpreneur.

You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident aged 18-39

When you apply you must be within the stated age range in order to be eligible.

You are looking to launch a business or have been operating your business for less than one year

In order to be eligible, your business must not yet be operational or can only have been operating full time for 12 months or less.

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.

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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
I identify as Indigenous