OWIT- Toronto is partnering with Futurpreneur to champion the power of entrepreneurship especially for female entrepreneurs kickstarting or looking to expand their businesses internationally. The partnership seeks to leverage existing resources to enhance international business education, mentorship and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs, professionals and trade experts within the context of Futurpreneur’s annual representation at the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance (G20 YEA).
Futurpreneur is the only national, non-proﬁt organization that provides inclusive ﬁnancing, mentoring and support tools to help diverse young aspiring entrepreneurs aged 18-39 launch, grow, and acquire successful businesses across Canada. Futurpreneur’s internationally recognized mentoring program hand-matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,400 volunteer mentors, which OWIT-Toronto members can join.
Fostering the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise since 1996, Futurpreneur is also the co-founding member and Canadian representative of the G20 YEA. In advance of every G20 Leaders’ Summit, the G20 YEA brings together hundreds of the world’s top young entrepreneurs to advance youth entrepreneurship as a driver of economic growth, innovation and social change. The Summit allows young entrepreneurs to become part of a network of champions for youth entrepreneurship, sharing ideas and proposing solutions on issues of importance while advancing their businesses’ international growth and exploring trade opportunities.
Speaking at the delegation briefing for the 47 bright and young entrepreneurs representing Canada as part of the G20 YEA summit delegation to New Delhi, India, Priti Ruparel, VP Membership of OWIT-Toronto, warmly welcomed this collaboration. “OWIT-Toronto is very pleased to partner with Futurpreneur to champion the entrepreneurship mindset of young Canadians. OWIT-Toronto offers an avenue for young entrepreneurs to network with like-minded successful and established entrepreneurs who can mentor and offer support in their business’ international growth”.
Providing more practical insights in doing business with India and how to increase their businesses’ visibility, Anita Agrawal, business owner, Jewels 4 Ever, and OWIT-Toronto member and past President also discussed building relations with Indian stakeholders including the focus on cultural nuances and leveraging support from the Canadian trade office present in India.
OWIT-Toronto’s partnership with Futurpreneur includes supporting G20 YEA Canadian delegation activities including delegation briefings, providing thought leadership and support for promoting inclusive trade. The partnership also provides the opportunity for the diverse Canadian G20 YEA to tap into OWIT-Toronto’s global networks, resources and export education to support their businesses going global. OWIT-Toronto and OWIT members can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to provide volunteer mentoring services to young diverse Canadian entrepreneurs and non-members can sign up to be part of a dynamic world-wide organization advancing women in international trade and take advantage of ongoing robust training offers.