UBC Announces Partnership With The Next 36
University of British Columbia News
In September 2012, UBC announced a partnership with The Next 36, Canada’s entrepreneurial leadership initiative. Each year, 36 students are selected from across Canada to participate in The Next36 program. Working in teams to develop an innovative new product or service, the teams receive instruction, mentorship and investment to support their enterprise during a nine-month program that culminates in an intensive three-month entrepreneurial bootcamp during the summer.
As part of the partnership agreement, each organization is collaborating in providing promotion and support to one another, with the aim of UBC generating high calibre applicants to benefit from the program. The launch of the agreement was celebrated at an event during which potential applicants were able to hear about the experiences of a UBC alumna of the first cohort of the program, Salma Hirij, as well as gain more information about the program and the application process. It was also an opportunity to learn about the many elements of entrepreneurship@UBC that could help students prepare for both The Next36 and an entrepreneurial career.
SupportThe UILO provided administrative support in drafting the formal agreement between the two organizations