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11 startups and counting for N36 Entrepreneur Michael Cheng

on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 10:44

*Published in the Vancouver Sun on March 15, 2013

The New Surrey: 11 startups and counting for 23-year-old Michael Cheng
By Shawn Conner

Michael Cheng would rather start a business than run it.  Only 23 years old, Surrey’s student entrepreneur of 2012 has already established 11 startups, mostly in the fields of marketing and technology.

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N36 Alumna Emilie Cushman reflects on her Entrepreneurial Path (Globe & Mail article)

on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 13:56

*Published in The Globe and Mail on March 13, 2013

Not your average banker: where business degrees led three grads
By Jennifer Lewington

Business school graduates once made a beeline for jobs in banking, accounting and marketing. But now many carve out careers in new or non-traditional fields. Here’s how three recent graduates are making a mark

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Three Dalhousie Entrepreneurs Accepted into The Next 36

on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 09:46

*Published by Dalhousie News on March 12, 2013

Better together: Dal students prevail as a team in The Next 36
By Colin Craig

Three students from the Rowe School of Business have become the first group to be admitted into The Next 36, Canada’s most prestigious competition for student entrepreneurs.

“The Rowe School of Business has a culture of genuine respect and collaboration,” says team member Cam McDonald. “We are taught to not look at everything as a zero-sum game situation but as an opportunity to work for a common goal.”

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Full-force N36 Presence & Victory at NBTC 2013

on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 10:52

*covered in TechVibes on March 12, 2013

Between Alumni, current ventures, mentors, faculty, and even co-founder Reza Satchu's opening keynote, The Next 36 was proud to celebrate another successful year at NBTC 2013.

Article highlights: Emilie Cushman, N36 Alumna (2012) and Co-Founder of Kira Talent, and 2013 N36 venture Bridgit's first-place prize in the Entrepreneursip Competition 

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Purchext Wins Silver, Heads to The Next 36

on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 09:55

*Posted on on March 11, 2013
by Peter Moreira

The most intriguing story at the Canadian Business Model Competition on Saturday was not so much the team that took home the gold medal as the team(s) who captured silver and bronze.

For the record, Spring Loaded Technology, which is developing a knee brace that adds power as well as stability to the knee joint, captured the DeloitteSmart Launch Award, which comprises $10,000 in cash and $5,000 in consulting services from Deloitte.

Award-winning Canadian Professor and “Creativity Crusader” joins The Next 36 faculty

on Thu, 03/07/2013 - 13:53

Professor Darren Dahl (Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia) is set to join the incredible 2013 faculty lineup for The Next 36 Entrepreneurship Institute.

A highly respected and widely published expert in the fields of Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, and Strategic Marketing Analysis, Professor Dahl brings a wealth of academic, international and business experience to The Next 36. He has been recognized with numerous teaching and research awards, and most recently was honoured with a 3M National Teaching Fellowship for 2013 – one of only 10 across the country (

N36 Alumni Venture Winston Launches Fleetbit

on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 15:22

*Published by TechVibes on February 28, 2013

Winston Transitions into App Platform for Existing Taxi Companies, Launches Fleetbit
By Knowlton Thomas

Today Fleetbit, a division of Canadian startup Winston, launched a taxi booking smartphone app for Diamond Taxicab. Fleetbit says it's the first of 12 apps being built for taxi companies across North America.

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"Armband of Awesome": Thalmic Labs covered in Discovery Channel's Daily Planet

on Mon, 03/04/2013 - 09:29

*Video segment posted by Discovery Channel on February 26th, 2013

"Armband of Awesome"

Since last week, N36 Alumni Stephen Lake and his venture Thalmic Labs have recieved a lot of buzz after releasing their new motion/gesture technology, MYO.

Watch the latest brief about the MYO on Discovery Channel


Waterloo’s Thalmic Labs announces MYO, the motion tracking armband

on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 12:11

Published in The Financial Post on February 25th, 2013

By Matthew Braga

Following the success of Nintendo Co. Ltd’s Wii and Microsoft Corp.’s Kinect, Waterloo-based startup Thalmic Labs Inc. is releasing a consumer-friendly device with motion and gesture controls of its own.

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Canadians Continue to Disrupt the "HR" Process - Kira Talent

on Wed, 02/27/2013 - 10:01

Published on Impact People on February 27, 2013

By Christine McLeod

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than to see fresh options that take “HR process”, give it a shake and take it up a notch.

Well, there is ONE thing that gives me greater pleasure than that. Seeing that the company is CANADIAN!

Enter Kira Talent

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