Venture For Canada is reminding tomorrow’s entrepreneurs that applications for their Fellowship 2023 cohort are due Friday, November 4.
“As a national charity, we’re on a mission to foster the entrepreneurial skills and mindsets of young Canadians,” the non-profit explains. “Our vision is a Canada where young people can equitably realize their entrepreneurial potential to build the most prosperous place in the world.”
The growth-focused program, aimed at building the next generation of leaders, targets post-secondary graduates in Canada.
With well over 100 startup partners, 87% of Fellows secure work at an average salary of up to $60,000.
VFC’s program—which has been running for several years now—provides participants with one-on-one coaching, real startup connections, career-specific workshops, and an entrepreneurial training camp, among other perks.
Last year VFC launched the Intrapreneurship program, which provides current post-secondary students with opportunity to work on behalf of innovative medium-sized enterprises—the first foray into making short-duration work-integrated learning opportunities available to students remotely.
The Veritas Foundation reported Venture for Canada in 2021 as the sixth-fastest growing charity in Canada over five years.
Similar programs include Level UP, which has delivered more than 6,000 remote internship opportunities in Canada, according to Vancouver-based Riipen.
“We want to bring a more flexible, inclusive alternative to the work-integrated learning ecosystem in Canada,” Dana Stephenson, CEO of Riipen, stated in May. “Projects are meant to be modular and stackable, so both students and employers can take advantage of working with more than one match.”