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N36 Wearable Tech Hackathon Sold Out [Press Release]

on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 12:32

The Next 36 Announces Devices and Judges in Advance of Sold Out Wearable Computing Hackathon

(Toronto – September 9, 2013)  The Next 36, a program for Canada’s top undergraduate entrepreneurs has sold out its hackathon, happening this weekend at Google offices in both Toronto and Waterloo.  Over 140 undergraduate students (70 per location) are expected to spend Friday night and Saturday building software for hardware in one of the country’s first wearable computing hackathons and the first featuring the Myo, a gesture-controlled armband from Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs.

Words from our 2013 Cohort: Why YOU Should Apply!

on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 15:33

Still wondering if you should apply to The Next 36?

11 short vids from our 2013 entrepreneurs tell you why you can't pass this opportunity up!

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Thalmic Labs Partners with The Next 36 for Wearable Tech Hackathon

on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:42

Published by Betakit on August 27, 2013
By Tom Emrich

Young entrepreneurs, engineers and coders who dream to make Minority Report a reality will have their chance at The Next 36’s first 24-hour Hackathon which focuses on Wearable Computing as its theme. The Hackathon will be hosted at Google’s Waterloo and Toronto offices from September 13-14.

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N36 Hosts Wearable Computing Hackathon Featuring Thalmic's MYO Armbands

on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 10:38

The Next 36 will be holding its first ever Hackathon on September 13 and 14 in Waterloo and Toronto hosted by Google.

The theme will be wearable computing and the N36 are delivering the event in partnership with Thalmic Labs, with support from N36 Alumni Stephen Lake and Scott Greenberg.

Prizes for the winning teams will include cash, MYO armbands, plus a select number of advance spots at N36 National Selection Weekend in November.

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Take a lesson from Next 36’s standouts and keep going in face of knock-out setbacks

on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 09:19

Published in the Financial Post on August 18, 2013
By Rick Spence

Most of us try to avoid mistakes and eliminate problems both in our lives and work. But wouldn’t it be ironic if constraints were actually essential ingredients of business success?

“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time,” said Leonard Bernstein, the late composer and conductor. Could “not enough time” be the catalyst that brings out your best work?

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Venture Day 2013 - Webcast Video now online

on Thu, 08/15/2013 - 14:59

Hosted at MaRS Discovery District on August 13, 2013, Venture Day featured 18 venture pitches, keynote address from 1-800-GOT-JUNK? Founder & CEO Brian Scudamore, and official graduation and awards ceremony for our 2013 cohort.

For anyone that missed our live Venture Day presentation, the video recording is now available online. Main event highlights and pitch schedule are provided.

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The Next 36 Venture Day: Program adds 36 new graduates

on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 17:43

Published in the Financial Post on August 13, 2013
By Mashoka Maimona

Steven Heidel, valedictorian of The Next 36 graduating class of 2012/2013, put it best: “On day one, I along with many of the other programmers here would’ve been happy just taking a job at Google. But now, on day 101, I don’t want to just go work for Google. I want to create the next Google.”

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Highlights from Venture Day 2013 keynote by Brian Scudamore, Founder & CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK

on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 17:19

Featured on CBC Radio's 'Here & Now' radio show on August 13th, 2013


Bridgit on CBC Metro Morning

on Wed, 08/14/2013 - 17:16

Broadcasted on 'Metro Morning' radio show (CBC) on August 14, 2013

Hear Bridgit's pitch at N36 Venture Day 2013

Teaching the True Art of Entrepreneurship

on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 16:13

published by Profitguide on August 13, 2013
by Mira Shenker

Is there a future Google or Facebook among the businesses launched through this year's Next 36 program?

"It's not an accelerator or an incubator. Through it I learned to live," tweeted one of the 36 young entrepreneurs who just became part of the third graduating class of The Next 36, an intensive, nine-month program to teach undergrads the art of entrepreneurship.

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