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Research by N36 Faculty on the Economics of Crowdfunding

on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 16:36

Research by N36 faculty Ajay Agrawal, Christian Catalini and Avi Goldfarb on the economics of crowdfunding published today by the National Bureau of Economic Research (

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It is not surprising that the financing of early-stage creative projects and ventures is typically geographically localized since these types of funding decisions are usually predicated on personal relationships and due diligence requiring face-to-face interactions in response to high levels of risk, uncertainty, and information

Becoming...The Next 36 - Episode 2

on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:44

"The First 24-hours"
Part 2 of our 6-part webseries

This episode highlights the 70 finalists arriving in Toronto for National Selection Weekend 2012, a keynote by Michael Lee-Chin, speed networking, intense 1-on-1 interviews and the beginning of late-night deliberations by The Next 36 Selection Committee.

Shoplocket talks to Stephen Lake, Co-Founder of Thalmic Labs

on Wed, 06/12/2013 - 16:56

Published by Shoplocket in Blueprint Issue 01 on June 5, 2013

N36 Alum Stephen Lake talks to Shoplocket about his entrepreneurial journey, his work and challenges as co-founder of Thalmic Labs, and what got him to this point 

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Financial Post Entrepreneur: "Next 36′s lofty goals and hard knocks churn out successful startups"

on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 11:24

Published in Financial Post Entrepreneur on Monday June 10, 2013
By Christina Pellegrini

With two years and 75 graduates behind it, The Next 36, an eight-and-a-half-month program based in Toronto, handpicks roughly three-dozen bright undergraduate students from across Canada and gives them the resources, capital and mentorship they need to launch an app-based venture. Some of those graduates, including motion- and gesture-controlled armband maker Thalmic Labs, kids education app Penyo Pal and online interview screening platform Kira Talent, are already making waves.

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The Next 36 Presents New Webseries About Canadian Entrepreneurs

on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 14:12

Published by Techvibes on June 3, 2013

A new six part web series entitled “Becoming… The Next 36” will chronicle 70 young entrepreneurs from across the country as they duke it out for the top 36 spots in Canada’s most prestigious program. The webisodes will follow the young men and women behind the scenes during four days of interviews, deliberations, ideation and venture formation.

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The Next 36 Cultivates leading student entrepreneurs

on Thu, 05/30/2013 - 13:03

Published by Queen's News Centre on May 29, 2013

Five Queen’s students are in Toronto to take part in this year’s cohort of The Next 36, a leading program that supports budding undergraduate entrepreneurs.

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N36 Entrepreneur Joshua Liu interviewed on CBC Metro Morning

on Wed, 05/15/2013 - 16:12

Broadcasted via CBC Metro Morning on May 8th, 2013

Joshua Liu, N36 Entrepreneur and co-founder of Seamless Mobile Health spoke with Matt Galloway about The Next 36 and the future of mobile health.

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The Next 36 welcomes Canada’s top young innovators to entrepreneurship bootcamp

on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 14:59

(Toronto - May 6, 2013) Toronto’s start-up community has received a significant infusion of entrepreneurial talent for the summer. The co-founders of 13 new ventures have arrived to launch their businesses and begin the intense incubation phase of The Next 36 entrepreneurship institute. The summer program officially began today with Prototype Day at Toronto’s TMX Centre, where the young entrepreneurs had the chance to pitch their ventures and see how they stack up against the other co- founders in The Next 36. 

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Top academic at The Next 36 presents cutting-edge crowdfunding research to key U.S. journalists

on Wed, 04/24/2013 - 14:00

(Toronto – April 22, 2013)

On the eve of a historic policy shift that would influence the financing of early-stage ventures in the US, Professor Ajay Agrawal, Co-founder and Academic Director of The Next 36, will present pioneering research on crowdfunding at the National Press Club in Washington on April 23. 

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