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The Next 36 Seeks its 2015 Cohort of Canada’s Top Young Entrepreneurs

The Next 36 has launched its annual search for the country’s next great business builders. Interested undergraduates and recent grads from all academic backgrounds have until October 27th to submit their application and win a place in Canada’s most innovative, selective and demanding entrepreneurial leadership program. The Next 36 has garnered incredible support from the country’s academic and business communities. In less than four years, it has won the backing of the presidents of nine Canadian universities from coast to coast and from a long list of prominent Canadian business leaders, including Galen Weston, Paul Desmarais Sr., Jimmy Pattison. One investor, John Albright, managing part...
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N36 Venture Success: Blynk Wins Big at the International Startup Festival

Published in BetaKit on July 11, 2014

FP Startups: N36 Alumna shares her Y-Combinator experience

Published in FP Startups on July 7, 2014

Partnering with a venture capitalist: What young entrepreneurs need to know

Published in FP Startups on June 19, 2014

PM Helps Canadian Startup Companies Grow and Prosper

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the organizations that have been chosen to advance in the selection process for the Canada Accelerator and Incubator Program (CAIP), which is designed to help outstanding small- and medium-sized Canadian enterprises to grow, prosper and create jobs. He made the announcement at Communitech, a hub for the commercialization of innovative technologies in Waterloo, Ontario. The Prime Minister was joined by Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology), Peter Braid, Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament for Kitchener-Waterloo, and Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament for Kitchener Centre. Busi...
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N36 Alum Joshua Liu is Tackling the Healthcare Crunch with Seamless Mobile Health

Published in the Financial Post on June 17th, 2014 by Rick Spence

The Next 36 Looks to the Future as Co-Founder Transitions to Board

After five years growing The Next 36 to a leader in its field, Claudia Hepburn today announced that she will transition from the organization’s executive director to board member later this year. Established in 2010, The Next 36 has become a compelling national brand for entrepreneurship education, with best-in-class academic partnerships and support from outstanding business champions.“Claudia’s leadership and inspirational approach created momentum for The Next 36 from the beginning, and ensured the organization’s evolution into a dynamic and sustainable business model,” says Reza Satchu, founding chairman of The Next 36.  “The organization has accomplished a tremendous amount and I look...
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