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Two Canadian Tech Entrepreneurs Launch The Chic Geek to Increase Diversity in Startups

on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 16:28

published by TechVibes on February 19, 2013

*great article featuring N36 Alum Morgan Moe and her new venture The Chic Geek

Two Calgarian tech entrepreneurs, Kylie Toh and Morgan Moe, have launched The Chic Geek, a community-driven grassroots organization designed to increase diversity in the high-tech and startup communities by educating, engaging and empowering women.

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N36 Alumnus Stephen Lake Continues Innovating with Thalmic Labs

on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 16:21

published by TechCrunch on February 25, 2013

Y Combinator-Backed Thalmic Introduces MYO, A $149 Armband For Gesture Control

As stuff like Google Glass becomes mainstream, we’re going to see a lot more wearable computing devices around. But one thing that isn’t clear is how we’ll control them. One idea is to use gesture control, which would enable users to communicate with wearable computers without having to use a whole separate smartphone or other device to do so.

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Your Next Computer Will Live on Your Arm

on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 16:13

published by Wired Business on February 25, 2013

*great coverage of N36 Alumni Stephen Lake and his venture, Thalmic Labs

Forget about robots rising up against humans for world domination. In the future we’re all going to be robot-human hybrids with the help of wearable computers. We’ve already seen Google Glass, the search giant’s augmented-reality glasses, and now the latest Y Combinator startup to come out of stealth, Thalmic Labs, is giving us a wrist cuff that will one day control computers, smartphones, gaming consoles, and remote-control devices with simple hand gestures.

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SFU partners with The Next 36

on Thu, 02/14/2013 - 16:26

Published by SFU News Online on February 14, 2013

SFU has become an official academic partner of The Next 36, Canada’s leading undergraduate entrepreneurship development program. 

The partnership further solidifies the university’s reputation as a Canadian leader in fostering entrepreneurship and innovation and developing the next generation of founders and leaders of new ventures.

SFU will support the organization’s vision of increasing Canadian prosperity through the creation of high-impact entrepreneurs and will encourage the university’s top student innovators to be part of The Next 36

SFU and The Next 36 partnership announcement

on Thu, 02/07/2013 - 14:42

*MEDIA ADVISORY - Simon Fraser University
February 6, 2013

Simon Fraser University will announce a new partnership with one of Canada’s leading developers of entrepreneurial talent, The Next 36.

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Startup of the Week - StrokeLink

on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 13:08

Published in The Calgary Herald on February 1st, 2013
By Lloyed Lobo

In Canada, 67% of stroke patients do not get discharged from the hospital with access to a rehabilitation facility. If they do have access, care allotments are low and individuals are given little to no resources for self-management.

Enter StrokeLink, a tablet application designed to empower stroke patients and their caregivers with knowledge and self-care tools to help overcome health literacy barriers as well as monitor adherence over time.

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Christian Lassonde, Chief Venture of The Next 36: Guest Appearance on BNN Market Sense

on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 10:01

Broadcasted on BNN Market Sense on January 17, 2013

Christian Lassonde talks about The Next 36 and the federal government's $400 million economic injection to encourage VC's in Canada  

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Top Student Entrepreneur Joins The Next 36

on Fri, 01/18/2013 - 09:48

Published in the Windsor Star on January 17, 2013

A summer running her own window cleaning service convinced University of Windsor business student Alyssa Atkins to ditch plans to study law. It has also earned her recognition as one of the top undergraduate entrepreneurs in Canada.

“I knew right then I wanted to run my own business because I got up every morning so excited about going to work,” said Atkins, , who is due to graduate from the Odette School of Business in the spring.

The Next 36 - Unprecedented opportunity for young entrepreneurs

on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:13

Published in USask On Campus News January 11, 2013
by Colleen MacPherson


Jackie Cook and Jeff Wandzura know a good opportunity when they see one so when the two U of S students had the chance to put their entrepreneurial spirits to the test, they took it. Last year, Cook, who is in her final year of commerce, and Wandzura, a four-year pharmacy student, became Saskatchewan’s first representatives in The Next 36...

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UCalgary Pair Selected for Entrepreneurial Bootcamp

on Mon, 01/14/2013 - 12:47

Published on the UToday site on January 11, 2013

Chris Bowal and Nigel Gutzmann take all their third-year engineering classes together and now they’re going to share in another experience—an intense eight-month mentoring program to help them become entrepreneurs.

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