In today’s mention of Ryan Jackson’s BDC Mentorship Award win, the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) quietly announced that it has changed its name to “Futurpreneur Canada”.
The move reflects a desire on the part of the Canadian non-profit to appear more youthful and web-savvy, aligning with today’s tech entrepreneurs.
“To better reflect the entrepreneurial aspirations of the young people we’re here to serve and the future Canada we are helping to create, we are very excited to announce that the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is now Futurpreneur Canada,” wrote the organization.
The former CYBF is a national non-profit organization dedicated to “growing our nation’s economy one young entrepreneur at a time.” It provides youth aged 18-39 with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to help them launch and sustain successful businesses. It’s been recognized as a global leader in advancing youth entrepreneurship, are a founding member of the global G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA), the Canadian member of the Prince’s Youth Business International, and the Canadian Host of Global Entrepreneurship Week.
“We thank the many young entrepreneurs, aspiring young business owners, mentors, partners, and staff who helped us develop our new brand. We are grateful for your support and look forward to working with you to help more futurpreneurs create successful businesses and create value for Canadians and the world,” wrote Futurpreneur Canada.
Futurpreneur Canada is supported by both public and private funding, including from various government level’s of Canada and corporate partners.