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U of C student wins national N36 elevator business pitch award

on Tue, 01/28/2014 - 11:16

published in the Calgary Herald on January 24th, 2014

A University of Calgary student has won a national award in the Next 36 Elevator Pitch contest.

Adil Vegdani’s SaveIt! idea - an electronic payment system for the eco-friendly consumer - captured the contest which asked post-secondary students to submit an elevator pitch for an innovative business that can be started with a maximum of $100,000 in funding in nine months or less.

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N36 Alum Stephen Lake featured on Lang & O'Leary Exchange

on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:44

broadcasted by CBC on January 13, 2014

Stephen Lake talks wearable tech and delves into Thalmic Labs' Myo on the Lang & O'Leary Exchange

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N36 Academic Director co-authors new study on "Innovation Productivity"

on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:12

How to Build a Productive Tech Economy

Technological innovation is a key factor – if not the key factor – in economic growth and job generation. But in today’s knowledge economy, the capacity to innovate and generate new high-tech industries and jobs is much more concentrated and clustered in some places than others.

Why? That’s a question that has long vexed economists and policy-makers.

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Three N36 Alumni named as Finalists in the 2013 Canadian Startup Awards

on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:58

Announcing the 2013 Canadian Startup Award Finalists: Vote for Your Favourite
published by Techvibes on January 3rd, 2014

With so many talented entrepreneurs and innovative startups in Canada, Techvibes deemed it a necessity to recognize, honour, and celebrate these people and their companies. For three years now the Canadian Startup Awards have been doing just that.

This year, Techvibes received well over 2,500 nominations across six categories via comments, email, tweets, and nomination form - and three N36 Alumni made the finalist cut!

Congratulations to Thalmic Labs (Startup of the

University of Guelph student Edward Kim creating new data analytics software

on Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:41

published by on December 30th, 2013

A University of Guelph student is working to launch Bombe, a new internet-based, graph-creating software company that helps scientists with data analysis.

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Sami Dalati joins impressive cohort in national Next 36 program

on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 12:01

published by Ryerson News on December 13th, 2013

Third-year electrical engineering student Sami Dalati is getting a crash course in entrepreneurship.

Dalati is one of 40 successful candidates recently selected for The Next 36 (N36), Canada’s most competitive program for young entrepreneurs. Students applied to The Next 36 this year from 48 universities across the country, and from top U.S schools Harvard, Cornell, Princeton and Duke.

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Gao, Liao named among elite group of young entrepreneurs

on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 11:17

published by Western News on December 11, 2013

2 Western students have earned spots in The Next 36, Canada’s most selective program for young entrepreneurs to become the most successful future business leaders and innovators. More than 1,000 applicants apply each year for this highly sought after program, which runs through next summer.

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Beedie Student Entrepreneur Chosen for The Next 36

on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 11:04

published by the Surrey Leader on December 11, 2013

A Simon Fraser University Beedie School of Business student who has received national recognition for her leadership and entrepreneurship joins the 2014 class of The Next 36.

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UofT Engineering Students Take 10 of The Next 36 Positions

on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 10:59

published by UofT Engineering in the News on December 10, 2013

U of T Engineering nurtures a culture of entrepreneurship in its students – a strategy that pays off over and over again. It's no surprise then that 10 of 40 students from across North America selected for The Next 36 program are once again from U of T's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. 

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The Power of the Startup Mindset

on Wed, 12/18/2013 - 10:50

published in The Globe and Mail on November 21st

When Kira Talent released its first platform, it was little more than a prototype, hampered by a rudimentary interface and numerous bugs. It was, however, enough for the needs of its first customer.

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