Futurpreneur Canada™ mourns the passing of former CEO Vivian Prokop Mirchandani

January 4, 2018

TORONTO (January 4, 2018)  –  Futurpreneur Canada offers its condolences to the family and friends of Vivian Prokop Mirchandani, who served as Chief Executive Officer of Futurpreneur (then known as the Canadian Youth Business Foundation or CYBF) from 2002 to 2012. During her tenure as CEO, Ms. Prokop’s passion and dedication helped the organization to become a globally-known champion for youth entrepreneurship. Ms. Prokop also co-founded the G20 Young Entrepreneur’s Alliance and chaired its first Summit in Toronto in 2010, and led CYBF’s participation in the Youth Business International network founded by Prince Charles.

“Vivian’s work supported the launch and growth of thousands of Canadian businesses,” said Julia Deans, CEO of Futurpreneur Canada. “She was an inspiration to many through her leadership and a recognized trailblazer in her work. Canada has lost a highly accomplished leader and a strong booster of youth entrepreneurship.”

On behalf of the entire Futurpreneur community of entrepreneurs, mentors, partners, board members and staff, we extend our deepest sympathies to Ms. Prokop’s loved ones.

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About Futurpreneur Canada

Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of enterprising young Canadians since 1996. We’re the only national, non-profit organization that provides resources, financing and mentoring to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of over 3,000 volunteer mentors. Futurpreneur is a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, the Canadian member of Youth Business International and the Canadian host of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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