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Canada the Cautious: The Next 36 on TVO - The Agenda

on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 17:08

Study after study confirms that Canadians are laggards in innovation and entrepreneurship. Are there structural problems keeping us from inventing the next big product or is a conservative Canadian culture holding us back? Where are our big ideas?

Claudia Hepburn, Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Next 36 joins a panel to discuss.

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Canada's Future Innovators: The Next 36 on TVO - The Agenda

on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 17:01

Does Canada think big enough? The Next 36 entrepreneurship program is trying to develop the next generation of Mark Zuckerbergs and Steve Jobses right here in Canada. Piya Chattopadhyay talks to a group of young entrepreneurs about their plans to storm into the Canadian marketplace.

With Claudia Hepburn, Executive Director and Co-Founder, The Next 36, and N36 alumni Stephen Lake (Co-Founder, Thalmic Labs); Emilie Cushman (Co-Founder, Kira Talent); and Mallorie Brodie (Co-Founder, Bridgit)

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The Honourable Paul Desmarais Sr., Founding Patron of The Next 36, passes away at 86

on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 15:18

October 9, 2013

The Next 36 is saddened to share the loss of the Honourable Paul Desmarais Sr., one of Canada's great entrepreneurs, business leaders and philanthropists.  Mr. Desmarais, the chairman of the executive committee of Power Corp. of Canada, was a Founding Patron of The Next 36,  along with W. Galen Weston and Jimmy Pattison.  

Desmarais family media release

Tech innovator wows colleagues

on Sat, 10/05/2013 - 00:58

published in The PhoenixStar on October 4, 2013

When Steven Heidel graduates university in spring, he'll already have business decisions to make. At 22 years old, he's part of three different startups, and it's up to him which to seriously pursue.

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N36 alum venture Kira Talent raises $2MM seed round to invest in industry leading mobile and analytics suites

on Wed, 09/25/2013 - 09:20

released September 25th, 2013

Kira Talent has raised $2MM of venture and angel capital led by Relay Ventures and has accelerated its product development timeline

Toronto, ON (September 25th, 2013) – Kira Talent’s $2MM seed round was lead by Relay Ventures and supported by 18 other leading investors.
“The renewed commitment by our investors is a testament to the incredible traction Kira Talent has seen in the market” says Kira Talent CEO Emilie Cushman.

N36 Faculty experts featured across key media

on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 11:28

In light of recent regulatory and strategy innovations concerning crowdfunding, N36 faculty experts have been featured in a variety of press.  

Earlier this week Professor Ajay Agrawal (Toronto) was quoted in the New York Times and the Boston Globe and interviewed on CTV.  Professor Christian Catalini (MIT) was quoted in Forbes and is featured on the home page of MIT’s Sloan School. 

Tomorrow morning, September 25, Professors Agrawal and Avi Goldfarb (Toronto) will address the Ontario Securities Commission on the topic of crowdfunding.

N36 Alumni Success - Thalmic Labs

on Tue, 09/24/2013 - 09:38

Thalmic Labs' Co-Founder Stephen Lake and Scott Greenberg (Developer Relations) discuss their N36 experience and how it gave them the tools and the network to create Thalmic Labs, makers of the Myo gesture-controlled armbands

The Next 36 and Google Host Hackathon to Build Software for Wearable Technology

on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 10:34

posted by Techvibes on September 16, 2013
by Suzanne Huber

This past weekend the Next 36 put on their first official Hackathon where Canada’s most innovative students were challenged to create new software on wearable computing hardware devices, pulling an all-nighter.

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The Next 36 showcases Canadian talent in wearable technology

on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 14:50

posted on BetaKit on September 16, 2013
by Tom Emrich

The Next 36 2013 Hackathon wrapped up over the weekend with over 140 undergraduate students wired up on Red Bull, coffee and wearable tech. The Waterloo and Toronto Google offices hosted the event.

The hackathon not only showcased the entrepreneurial and developer talent coming out of the universities but also highlighted the major role Canadians are playing in the wearable hardware space.

N36 on CBC MetroMorning

on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 17:03

"From Job Seekers to Job Creators"

The connection between a university degree and a well-paying job has never been as tenuous as it is for young people entering university today. This week, CBC introduced a new series called "From Job Seekers to Job Creators: Entrepreneurship and Education". 

Part 1: The CBC's Mary Wiens tells us the story of The Next 36, a program that aims to produce the country's next generation of entrepreneurs

Listen now (run time: 6:35)