British Columbia Economic Development Association - Event Information

Event Name:Webinar: Business Financing with Futurpreneur
Description:Futurpreneur Canada has been fueling the entrepreneurial passions of Canada’s young enterprise for 25 years. We are the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring and support tools to aspiring business owners aged 18-39. In this Financing workshop, we will outline the various programs and supports offered by Futurpreneur Canada as well as detailing the process and resources businesses encounter at various stages when they seek financing for their businesses.

Andrea Welling -  Regional Director, BC, Futurpreneur

In 2019, Andrea joined Futurpreneur as the Regional Director for BC. For 7.5 years prior she worked at the YMCA as Adult Learning Manager providing leadership for EI Self Employment programs in Vancouver, the Sunshine Coast and the Kootenays as well as employment programs for adults and youth.  
Most recently Andrea completed two certificates focused on Adult Education including the Career Development Practitioner Certificate and the Provincial Instructor Diploma.
In addition, Andrea has a BA in Political Science and Business from the University of Calgary and a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from Simon Fraser University. The Master’s thesis focused on food security, local economic development and women in business. 
After completing her Master’s degree, Andrea decided to become an entrepreneur and co-founded Ladybug Organics Home Delivery Service in the Fraser Valley.  The experience of being an entrepreneur fuels Andrea’s passion for supporting entrepreneurs every step of the way and the importance of mentorship.
“Entrepreneurship is tough and very rewarding. I highly recommend not doing it alone. With so many programs and supports, I urge new entrepreneurs to see beyond the do-it-all-yourself mentality and get help every step of the way. I guarantee you will be more successful.”- Andrea.   
Event Date:10/14/2021
Event Time:12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Pacific
Location:Virtual Event
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