"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.
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 (http://www.nber.org/papers/w19133).
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 asymmetry.
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.
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.