Lunch-and-learns in Wellington and Charlottetown to discuss Futurpreneur Canada’s business support programs

diner causerie futurpreneur lowresWELLINGTON – Feb. 9, 2017 – All current and future young entrepreneurs are invited to attend one of two lunch-and-learns being planned to discuss Futurpreneur Canada’s various business support services, including funding, mentoring, prelaunch support and online resources.

These information sessions will be delivered in French at 12 noon Wednesday, March 1, at the Wellington Rural Action Centre (RAC) and Thursday, March 2, at the Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean in Charlottetown. A light lunch will be served.

Velma Robichaud, client information officer with the RAC, will deliver the session on behalf of RDÉE Prince Edward Island, one of Futurpreneur Canada’s local francophone partners. The session will be presented jointly with the Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI.

« Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for nearly two decades. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39, » explains its web site. « Our internationally recognized mentoring program hand matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors. »

Futurpreneur-logo-petitFuturpreneur Canada supports young entrepreneurs with up to $45,000 in financing, an expert business mentor for up to two years, and resources to help them plan, manage and grow their business.

Its great online resources, which can be accessed at, offer all kinds of practical guides and templates on marketing, business plan preparation, cash flow and so much more. Anybody can use these free of charge.

« We often refer our entrepreneurial clients to this site since it offers exceptional resources. Some of our young entrepreneurs have even received major loans from Futurpreneur Canada to establish their entrepreneurial project, » notes Robichaud.

The registration fee for the lunch-and-learns is $5 for Acadian Chamber members and $10 for non-members. To sign up, contact Robichaud at (902) 854-3439, Ext. 228, or by Feb. 24.



CUTLINE: Velma Robichaud, client information officer with the Wellington RAC, will host the lunch-and-learns on Futurpreneur Canada’s business support services Wednesday, March 1, in Wellington and Thursday, March 2, in Charlottetown.


For more information:

Velma Robichaud
Client information officer
Wellington Rural Action Centre
(902) 854-3439, Ext. 228

Raymond J. Arsenault
Acadian and Francophone Chamber of Commerce of PEI
(902) 854-3439, Ext. 231