Giving Campaign 2021
The entrepreneurial ecosystem is out of balance.
Instead of seeking opportunities to innovate, today’s bright, energetic entrepreneurs are forced to opt for secure roles to service insurmountable academic debt.
The SME’s who employ almost 50% of Canada’s workforce are in decline. They’re closing at unprecedented rates while new company creation numbers mark new lows.
Instead of injecting Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem with the energy, education, and diversity it needs to thrive, Canada’s youth are unemployed in record numbers. Those in underserved and rural communities disproportionately so.
Level the playing field.
VFC helps recent grads land roles at startups and equips them with the entrepreneurial skills and leadership training to excel in them. The jobs expose workers to vital real-world experiences invaluable to their future entrepreneurial ventures.
Unfortunately, the risk inherent in the startup model disproportionately excludes candidates who lack financial security. Financial hardships like student debt and systemic injustices become insurmountable barriers to entry into entrepreneurial careers.
We’re fundraising for Fellowships to level the playing field.
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