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Next Canada

At NEXT Canada, we believe that harnessing the potential of big thinking Canadians is key to increasing national prosperity and and succeeding on a global stage.

We provide our most promising innovators and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to create impact.  Mentorship. Founder Development. Capital. Incredible Network.

Do you believe in providing the necessary resources to Canada's most promising entrepreneurs and innovators? Show your support for NEXT Canada.

For builders, innovators and game changers looking to create big impact.

For Founders looking to scale both business and mindset.

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Healthcare is a sector with incredible opportunities. SeamlessMD was co-founded by Joshua Liu, a med student from University of Toronto, Philip Chen, an engineering science student from University of Toronto and Willie Kwok, a computer science student from UBC. SeamlessMD is a mobile platform that reduces hospital readmissions by monitoring and ad ...

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Philip Chen

Joshua Liu

Willie Kwok

paid is the world's leading influencer collaboration and marketing platform. #paid connects brands like Airbnb, Audi, and Corona with popular content creators on social media to run authentic, honest, and engaging collaborations. Our automated marketplace allows marketers to find influencers, collaborate easily, approve content, and track analyti ...

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Bryan Gold

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    ​Meet James Sun

    Co-founder, Revlo

Named as one of Canada's top 20 under 20, James has co-founded non-profit organizations that have helped raise over $1,000,000, pitched investment opportunities on behalf of the Canadian government to Global 1000 CEOs, and was a True Ventures Fellow who worked at Kiip in app partnerships. During his fellowship at TNBT, a program cofounded by Ryan...

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    ​Meet Julie Topp

    Co-founder, Revlo

Julie studied at OCAD University, receiving a Bachelor of Design, specialized in industrial and graphic design. Her passion for creating great products has led her to join the continuing studies department as teacher and mentor for her peers, and fellowship at MyPlanet, where she conducted stakeholder interviews, user research, observation, and...

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    ​Meet Chenny Xia

    Co-founder, JourneyCX

Chenny is an UX strategist with a focus in human-computer interaction. She was the category winner for mobile design at the Canadian Regional Design Awards ('14). Other project mentions include the CEA Innovation Award ('12), and being a finalist in the CNET Best of CES Awards ('13).  At her digital agency, Pixelbot (hellopixelbot.com), they...

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    ​Meet Sameer Dhar

    Co-founder, Sensassure

Sameer is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sensassure, a company transforming incontinence management through sensor-based technology. Sameer was named as one of Canada’s 2011 Top 20 Under 20, and one of Edmonton’s 2013 Top 40 Under 40 young leaders for co-founding GEOMEER, a nationally registered charitable organization that has raised over...

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    ​Meet Michael Cheng

    Co-founder, Snip.ly

Michael Cheng has been named Top 25 Under 25 and Student Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as a recipient of the Business Excellence Award. He has founded over 10 profitable business ventures across a number of industries, working with high profile clients including Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Stanley, and more. Michael also started TEDxSFU, an...

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    ​Meet Cathy Han

    Co-founder, 42

Cathy Han is a fourth year finance student at the Sauder School of Business, UBC. Last year, Cathy had the pleasure of serving as President of Enterprize Canada, Western Canada’s largest student-organized conference and business plan competition dedicated to helping young entrepreneurs. Cathy has a passion for contributing to growing people...

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    ​Meet Stephen Lake

    Co-founder, Thalmic Labs

Stephen's interest in entrepreneurship began at an early age: He started his first company at the age of 13. In 2007 Stephen was awarded a Canada´s Top 20 Under 20 award, and Loran Scholarship from the Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation, as he began studying Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. In three years since...

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Meet The Network

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Christian Catalini

Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, Sloan School of Management

Peter Carrescia

President, NEXT Canada

Ben Zifkin

Founder and CEO, Hubba

Rebecca MacDonald

Founder and Executive Chair, Just Energy Group

Satish Kanwar

Director of Operations, Shopify Toronto

Kirk Simpson

Co-Founder and CEO, Wave

Janet Bannister

General Partner, Real Ventures

LP Maurice

CEO and Co-Founder, Busbud

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Next Canada is made possible through the support of incredible partners, donors and over 300 individual business leaders.

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Our entrepreneurs and ventures receive dedicated mentorship from some of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors.

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Dozens of business professionals are available to provide domain expertise on any challenge your venture might be facing.

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N36 at University of Alberta

You're a builder, maker, game-changer and innovator, and you want to build something big. We want to help. Come learn why The Next 36 is one of Canada's top programs for high-impact entrepreneurs...

Startup Open House

We'll be at Project: SPACES for Startup Open House Toronto! Come find us in the "N36 Zone" to meet members of our team and some of our most recent alumni. Hear more about the startups they're...

N36 at McMaster University

You're a builder, maker, game-changer and innovator, and you want to build something big. We want to help. Join us and Forge@MAC on September 27th at McMaster University! Come learn why The Next 36...

N36 at Queen's University

You're a builder, maker, game-changer and innovator, and you want to build something big. We want to help. Come learn why The Next 36 is one of Canada's top programs for high-impact entrepreneurs...

N36 at Western University

You're a builder, maker, game-changer and innovator, and you want to build something big. We want to help. Come learn why The Next 36 is one of Canada's top programs for high-impact entrepreneurs...

N36 at University of Calgary

You're a builder, maker, game-changer and innovator, and you want to build something big. We want to help.Join us at the University of Calgary's Innovation Reactor! Come learn why The Next 36 is one...

N36 at Notman House

You're a builder, maker, game-changer and innovator, and you want to build something big. We want to help. Come learn why The Next 36 is one of Canada's top programs for high-impact entrepreneurs...

N36 Startup Sprint: National Disruption

Calling all makers, builders, designers, and innovators: this is your chance to disrupt the nation. From September 30th - October 2nd, we are inviting up to 100 bright, entrepreneurial minds to take...

N36 at University of British Columbia

You're a builder, maker, game-changer and innovator, and you want to build something big. We want to help. Come learn why The Next 36 is one of Canada's top programs for high-impact entrepreneurs...

N36 at Simon Fraser University

You're a builder, maker, game-changer and innovator, and you want to build something big. We want to help. Come learn why The Next 36 is one of Canada's top programs for high-impact entrepreneurs...

N36 at University of Toronto

You're a builder, maker, game-changer and innovator, and you want to build something big. We want to help. Come learn why The Next 36 is one of Canada's top programs for high-impact entrepreneurs...

N36 at McGill

You're a builder, maker, game-changer and innovator, and you want to build something big. We want to help.Come learn why The Next 36 is one of Canada's top programs for high-impact entrepreneurs...

Hack the North

You're a builder, maker, game-changer and innovator, and you want to build something big. We want to help. Will you be at Hack the North? We'll have a booth at the hackathon all weekend. Come chat...

Application Webinar

Are you an ambitious student or recent grad with the drive to build something big? Are you entrepreneurial, innovative, and want to take your idea-stage startup to the next level? Wondering whether...

N36 at Communitech

You're a builder, maker, game-changer and innovator, and you want to build something big. We want to help. Come learn why The Next 36 is one of Canada's top programs for high-impact entrepreneurs...