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Next 36 grad Michael Cheng launches platform for discovering the greatest musicians you've never heard of

on Fri, 12/13/2013 - 09:50

published in BetaKit on December 6th, 2013

Michael Cheng couldn’t sit still for long after graduating Toronto’s The Next 36 program and launching a startup called NeedleHR. He’s already launched around a dozen different companies in his 24 years, and this week he added another.

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BBA student and entrepreneur Chantelle Buffie chosen for The Next 36

on Fri, 12/06/2013 - 15:05

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.

Chantelle Buffie is one of 40 successful candidates gleaned from a field of about 1,000 applicants nationally for a spot in the prestigious program, aimed at stimulating new ideas among brilliant young minds. She is the third SFU student to secure a place in the competitive program.

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The Next 36: 2013 Annual Report

on Tue, 12/03/2013 - 09:23

Join us in celebrating another fantastic year of N36 accomplishments and Alumni success

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The Next 36 Introduces Impressive 2014 Cohort

on Mon, 12/02/2013 - 10:35

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 2, 2013) - The Next 36, Canada's most selective program for young entrepreneurs has chosen its fourth cohort from a pool of roughly 1000 applicants. The 40 successful candidates competed for a spot in the program at the annual National Selection Weekend.

Supported by more than 200 business leaders across Canada - including W. Galen Weston, Jimmy Pattison and the late Paul Desmarais Sr. as Founding Patrons - The Next 36 has produced such early successes as Kira Talent, Thalmic Labs and Bionym in its first three years.

"This year's finalist pool was our

The Next 36 introduces all-star lineup of mentors for 2014 cohort

on Mon, 11/25/2013 - 13:07

posted November 25, 2013

24 of Canada's top innovators and business leaders have been brought on board to work directly with our next cohort of young entrepreneurs.

Join us in welcoming our 2014 mentors!


N36 Alumni Update - Fall 2013

on Thu, 11/21/2013 - 12:47

Wondering what past N36ers have been up to?

Catch up on their success in our Fall 2013 Alumni Update 

N36-born Atlus App acquired by Ottawa's Purple Forge Corp

on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 12:51

published by Betakit on November 19, 2013
By Joey Czikk

A startup created as a result of the Next 36 program has been acquired by Purple Forge Corp.

Atlus is an app serving as a free, exclusive network of restaurant recommendations for foodies and their friends. It’s a social platform that enables users to build their own exclusive network of recommendations for restaurants and other locations. Atlus said it’s different than other apps through a more personal and elegant design.

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N36 Alumni Venture Atlus Announces Acquisition

on Tue, 11/19/2013 - 12:09

Next 36 Graduate Atlus Acquired by Ottawa's Purple Forge Corp
published by Techvibes on November 19, 2013

Atlus, a venture founded during N36's 2012 cohort by Alex Litoiu, Michael Murchison, Jade Proulx and Donnie Yee, announced this morning that it has been acquired.

The mobile location recommendation platform was acquired by Purple Forge Corp, a Canadian mobile company that builds apps for cities, governments, and large organizations.

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N36 Alum Mike Schmidt launches Listn music app, raises $500K seed round

on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 15:18

published in VentureBeat on November 5th, 2013

Listn, the social music app that combines Rdio, Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube, lands $500K

Currently, you can listen to music in Spotify. Or iTunes. Or YouTube, Soundcloud, Rdio, and any of a dozen other places. Listn, however, is aiming to aggregate all those musical silos into one simplified place to enjoy music — and chat about it.

Today, the company announced a $500,000 seed round, and a new partnership with Rdio.

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Where Canada's next billion-dollar idea is being hatched

on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 13:58

Published in The Globe and Mail on September 26, 2013

At the cafés in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I live, you get used to seeing older men dressed in business-casual taking meetings with younger men dressed in casual-casual. At one time, these younger men would have been seeking something—preferment, a reference, a job—from the elder. 

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