Published by Simon Fraser University on December 6, 2012
There’s no stopping Surrey’s Michael Cheng. The young Simon Fraser University entrepreneur has been named to the 2013 cohort of The Next 36, a national initiative aimed at transforming Canada’s most promising post-secondary students into leading entrepreneurs.
Earning the spot comes on the heels of a series of awards for the 23-year-old, including the Student Entrepreneur of the Year award (2012) at SFU and for the City of Surrey, which earlier named him one of the city’s top 25 under 25.
Mallorie Brodie (Richard Ivey School of Business), Lauren Hasegawa (Faculty of Engineering), Ali Jiwani (Ivey), Bianca Lopes (Faculty of Social Science), Owen Ou (Ivey) and Steven Wellman (Ivey) will be given the academic foundation, practical skills, role models and networks to become Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurial leaders, all as part of the program.
He came to Waterloo from British Columbia, partly for the Knowledge Integration program and partly “because it’s the closest thing Canada has to Silicon Valley.”
Now second-year student Max Brodie, who is doing a joint degree in Knowledge Integration and Computer Science, has the support of a prestigious program to help him get a new entrepreneurial venture off the ground.
The Next 36 bills itself as “a groundbreaking initiative to transform the country’s most promising undergraduates into Canada’s top entrepreneurs.” Brodie, 19, calls it “a mashup between an educational program and a
Bishop’s University places emphasis on the recognition of successes within its student and alumni communities. Events such as Top 10 After 10 showcase these achievements, and remind students of the abilities they’ve acquired throughout their undergraduate education.
In early December, Bishop’s University business student Samantha Juraschka once again demonstrated Bishop’s students ability to excel. Juraschka was selected to participate in The Next 36. The program is described as “a prestigious entrepreneurial leadership program launched in 2010 through the University of Toronto.” For both
Morgan Moe has always had an eye for a good idea and an entrepreneurial spirit—but even she was surprised to learn she had been selected to be one of The Next 36, an ambitious entrepreneurship program that provides 36 of Canada’s most entrepreneurial students with an intense business boot camp experience.
“I’m still a little shocked to tell you the truth,” says Moe.