Published by Simon Fraser University on December 6, 2012
There’s no stopping Surrey’s Michael Cheng. The young Simon Fraser University entrepreneur has been named to the 2013 cohort of The Next 36, a national initiative aimed at transforming Canada’s most promising post-secondary students into leading entrepreneurs.
Earning the spot comes on the heels of a series of awards for the 23-year-old, including the Student Entrepreneur of the Year award (2012) at SFU and for the City of Surrey, which earlier named him one of the city’s top 25 under 25.
(Toronto – December 3, 2012) The Next 36 - a ground breaking initiative to transform the country’s most promising undergraduates into Canada’s top entrepreneurs - has chosen its 2013 cohort. Selecting only 36 young innovators was made difficult by record applications from the country’s best students – more than double last year.
The successful candidates were chosen from a group of 70 finalists representing 19 universities, who had flown from across Canada and from as far away as Singapore to compete for a spot in the program’s National Selection Weekendin Toronto.
*This list includes 2011 N36 Alumni, Emilie Cushman
TORONTO--(Marketwire - December 03, 2012) - Marking a decade of celebrating female leaders, the Women's Executive Network (WXN) revealed the recipients of the 10th Annual Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Awards. Each year, these awards celebrate the professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
This week cloud-based video screening tool Kira Talent announced that it has raised seed funding from Relay Ventures, with participation from over 10 angel investors including Wind Mobile chairman Anthony Lacavera. The company was founded in March 2012 during The Next 36′s startup incubator program, and it helps companies conduct video interviews with potential candidates.
Co-founder Konrad Listwan-Ciesielski, who formerly worked at Montreal’s Nuance and San Francisco’s Minted, said the idea for Kira Talent was inspired by the application process for
Mallorie Brodie (Richard Ivey School of Business), Lauren Hasegawa (Faculty of Engineering), Ali Jiwani (Ivey), Bianca Lopes (Faculty of Social Science), Owen Ou (Ivey) and Steven Wellman (Ivey) will be given the academic foundation, practical skills, role models and networks to become Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurial leaders, all as part of the program.