Young Entrepreneurs

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These government and non-government financial programs are targeted towards youth between the ages of 18-39 who are thinking about starting or expanding a business 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

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:  
Kristy Boyko
Program Coordinator
Manitoba Youth Job Centers
Manitoba Education and Training
Phone: 204-945-8115
Email: kristy.boyko@gov.mb.ca
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