The Next 36

Through the Eyes of a N36 Intern: Classroom Close-Up

It’s nearing the two-month mark since I joined The Next 36 as their trusty marketing intern, and by now I’ve gotten used to the flow of working at the main office. But in mid-June, I was given the opportunity to sit in on a class that Next 36 faculty Professor Joshua Gans was presenting to our entrepreneurs, as part of the founder development portion of The Next 36 program. I was excited to catch up with The Next 36ers, and experience a class led by one of our world-class faculty members first-hand. The entrepreneurs in The Next 36 cohort come from a variety of academic backgrounds – we’ve seen business majors, nanotechnology engineers, industrial design students, and more – so naturally, it’s difficult to create a business lecture when not everyone has the same level of business expertise. But Professor Gans did not struggle with this; as a professor of Strategic Management at University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, he was able to take his area of expertise and make it understandable...
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