What’s Your Business?
Futurpreneur Canada (formerly the Canadian Youth Business Foundation, or CYBF) has been fuelling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for nearly two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors, matched for a period of 2 years.
Why Did You Start Your Business?
To support young entrepreneurs in successfully launching and sustaining their business ideas and fuel Canada’s economy.
What Does It Say On Your Business Card?
“Fuel for young enterprise”
What's Your Neigbourhood And Why Do You Love It?
We’re moving to Gastown! We love the vibe there – lots of life happening all around, much heart around. Many young entrepreneurs making this place home.
The One Piece of Advice You’d Give Other Local Businesses Is….
Connect with your community. Ask for and offer help. We’re in this together.
What Local Suppliers (goods or services) Can't You Live Without? Why?
The Juice Truck – our Futurpreneurs that make those delicious and nutritious drinks.
What's A Little Known Fact About Your Business?
We provide free business planning support: an online interactive template free for anyone to use, regardless of their engaging with our programs, and free business planning working group sessions with our expert Entrepreneur In Residence.
What Inspires You to Keep Moving Forward?
Our Futurpreneurs’ stories of success. Success looks like many different things, yet the core of it comes from a dream, realized.
One Thing That Never Ceases to Amaze You About Doing Business Here Is….
How incredibly passionate and innovative some young entrepreneurs are.
Too Many Trips, Calls, Meetings, Emails, Tweets...What's Your Favorite Escape?
Drinking in a sunset – we have many spots in Vancouver to do that from, we’re so lucky.
Why Is Local Important To You?
Local is the lifeblood. Fueling young enterprise to enrich the local economy helps us all be happy exactly where we are.
How Do You Support Other Local Businesses?
Provide young entrepreneurs aged 18 – 39 years old with low-interest, character-based financing up to $45,000 AND a custom mentor-match for two years. Money + mentorship = secret sauce to success!
You Are Excited About The Future Because…
There’s much to be done, and we’re thrilled to help young entrepreneurs make it happen.