Futurpreneur Increases Age Limit to 18-39

Have you heard the news? Futurpreneur has increased its age limit by 5 years, to 39.

This change represents the organizations first adjustment to the program to help better serve aspiring entrepreneurs.

Who is Futurpreneur?

Futurpreneur started over 16 years ago to help serve young and emerging entrepreneurs. Their Startup Program now offers entrepreneurs aged 18 – 39 the chance to obtain start-up financings, post and pre-launch business coaching, business resources and mentoring.

Small Business BC works closely with Futurpreneur to help entrepreneurs across British Columbia get their business plans in-order and ready to be assessed, giving you a greater chance of success for obtaining finance.

Why the Change?

The change was made possible by a recent organizational shift from charity to not-for-profit that enables Futurpreneur to actively engage and assist a larger diversity of entrepreneurs.

The change also aligns with a recent survey released by the Kauffman Foundation, the world’s largest foundation devoted to entrepreneurship, who found that from 2003–2008 the average age of small business founders increased across all new businesses categories. One example given of this increase is the average age of a technology start-up founder, which is now at an average of 39.

Find out More

To find out more about the Futurpreneur’s funding programmes come in and speak to one of our advisors about your financing needs. They will then help recommend the most suited program for your business and guide you through the application process.