Young Entrepreneurs

Last Verified:

These government and non-government financial programs are targeted towards youth between the ages of 18-39 considering starting or expanding businesses in Manitoba.

Futurpreneur (NGO)

Futurpreneur is a non-profit organization that provides financing (up to $45,000), start-up mentoring (2 years), business resources and pre-launch coaching to help youth between the ages of 18-39 start their own successful business.

Contact: 
Futurpreneur (NGO)
Phone: 204-480-8481
Toll free 1-800-464-2923
Email: jfoster@futurpreneur.ca
Website: futurpreneur.ca

TechFutures

The TechFutures Program is targeted to young entrepreneurs between the ages of 18 and 34, who are either pursuing or considering the commercialization of a technology-driven business idea. The program will provide support to assist these entrepreneurs in launching or growing an early stage technology start-up. Learn more about the TechFutures program.

Contact:
Science, Innovation & Business Development Division
TechFutures Program
Phone: 204-945-6657
Toll free: 1-866-626-4862
Email: Cindy.Hodges@gov.mb.ca
 

Young Entrepreneurs Program

This program encourages Manitoba's young people between the ages of 18 and 29 to start their own full-time, year-round business and pursue self-employment as a career choice. Under the program, approved applicants are eligible for a reimbursement grant of up to $4,000 to help defray business start-up costs and capital expenditures.

Contact:  
Greg Kristalovich
Youth Services Unit
Youth Employment Partnerships Unit
Manitoba Education and Training
Phone: 204-945-3755
Website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/cyo/youth/businesses/youngentrepreneurs

Aboriginal Youth Mean Business! (AYMB)

This program supports Aboriginal youth in Manitoba who have started or plan to start their own business by sponsoring information exchanges, providing youth mentorship opportunities and supporting Aboriginal youth business awards and recognition events.

Contact:
Aboriginal Youth Mean Business! (AYMB)
Phone: 204-945-0447
Toll free 1-800-282-8069
Email: stephanie.choy@gov.mb.ca
Website: aymb.ca