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The Next 36 caps off winning year

on Fri, 12/07/2012 - 09:23

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.

The 36 cohorts were selected from a shortlist

Six students named among Canada's Next 36

on Tue, 12/04/2012 - 14:36

Western University News - Published on December 3, 2012

Six Western students from three faculties have been selected as part of 'The Next 36' – a search for Canada’s most promising and innovative undergraduates.

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.

“These kinds of

KI student named one of "The Next 36" entrepreneurs

on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 11:21


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

All of her business

on Mon, 01/23/2012 - 09:47


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

Kinesiology student one of The Next 36

on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 12:03


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.

Young entrepreneur joins The Next 36

on Tue, 12/13/2011 - 11:27

Simon Fraser University student Jessica Fan is in elite company as a member of “The Next 36.” The prestigious entrepreneurial leadership program seeks out the country’s most promising undergraduate top young entrepreneurs and challenges them to create their own ventures.

A fourth-year student majoring jointly in business and interactive arts and technology at SFU Surrey, Fan will spend much of the next year working with cohorts at Queens University, the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto - with a $30,000 advance from The Next 36  – to develop a start-up company.

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UWinnipeg Biz Student Wins Elite “Next 36” Entrepreneur Spot

on Wed, 11/30/2011 - 09:11


WINNIPEG, MB - University of Winnipeg business student Ethan Baron spent this past weekend in Toronto competing for a coveted spot in The Next 36, an elite program that selects and supports the next generation of high-impact entrepreneurs with $50,000 in start-up cash plus high-level CEO mentoring. Baron is the only Manitoban to make the cut from over 1,000 leading Canadian undergraduate students from 62 schools across North America.

Baron was selected following an intense weekend of exercises that included presenting a business pitch to investors with only a few hours to prepare.



on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 15:30

Steve Buzinski

Fourth-year Bachelor of Management Student,
Okanagan Campus

Although Steve Buzinski doesn’t believe entrepreneurship is a light-bulb moment, his foray into the world of business development certainly started with one. The Bachelor of Management student at UBC’s Okanagan Campus got an e-mail from a friend in his fourth year at UBC urging him to apply for The Next 36: Canada’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative, an elite business program that aims to launch the careers of the country’s most promising and innovative students.

Searching for Canada's Google

on Fri, 09/30/2011 - 12:42

The Next 36, a program aimed at developing high-impact Canadian entrepreneurs, hopes to draw several members of its next cohort from among McGill’s best, most ambitious undergrads, Founding Chair Reza Satchu told a Sept. 26 gathering of students and faculty members from across the University.

“We’re trying to solve a major problem,” said Satchu (BA’91) at the event hosted by the Desautels Faculty of Management. Canada’s productivity lags that of the U.S. not because of the average worker, but “because there are not enough Googles being created” in Canada.

Queen’s Commerce Student Awarded Prestigious Satchu Prize by The Next 36

on Mon, 09/26/2011 - 10:22

Fourth year Commerce student Emily Dimytosh has received the highest individual award granted by The Next 36, Canada's most intense and selective boot camp for young entrepreneurs. The Satchu Prize is awarded each year in recognition of outstanding performance in the program and a demonstrated potential to lead Canada's next generation of high impact entrepreneurs. It is named for Reza Satchu, Founding Chair of The Next 36, himself a serial entrepreneur and professor for the program.

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