A nation of bold, successful innovators whose achievements in Canada and on the global stage fuel greater prosperity at home.
Develop exceptional talent to build world-class ventures, foster lifelong entrepreneurship, and propel the adoption of cutting-edge technologies.
NEXT Canada is a national, non-profit organization that develops exceptional talent to create world-class ventures and propel technology adoption. Founded in 2010 as The Next 36 by a group of pioneering business leaders and academics, NEXT Canada is today a leader in the delivery of cutting-edge programming designed to foster lifelong entrepreneurship in three streams: NextAI, Next 36 and Next Founders. Our programs, delivered through meaningful partnerships between government and the private sector, strengthen the foundations of Canada’s current and future health and prosperity.
NEXT Canada is supported by generous National Partners including, EY, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, and Power Corp as well as NextAI Founding Partners, BDC Capital, Magna, RBC and Scotiabank.NEXT Canada has directly impacted over 370 alumni who have built companies including, Bridgit, Deep Learning, Kira Talent, Nymi and Thalmic Labs. These alumni have created over 1,300 jobs and $319 million in economic impact.
For more information, please visit: www.nextcanada.com
About Next 36
Next 36 is a NEXT Canada program that delivers a world-class founder development program to Canada’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The program provides a select group of undergraduate students and recent grads with a unique combination of education, mentorship and up to $80,000 in seed investment to launch a new business. We believe that by fast-tracking the development of Canada’s most talented young innovators, we will help create industry-changing businesses and grow Canada’s long-term prosperity.
For more information, please visit www.next36.ca
NextAI is a NEXT Canada program that was launched to create a world-leading AI ecosystem in Canada by funding, supporting, and mentoring entrepreneurs working on AI technology. The program is open to both Canadian and international students, professionals and entrepreneurs, who are interested in developing and building commercially viable ideas underpinned by artificial intelligence. This is the third program launched by NEXT Canada, a national non-profit organization devoted to fostering entrepreneurship in Canada.NextAI is delivered in two of Canada’s AI hotbeds: Montréal and Toronto. NextAI – Montréal is delivered in partnership with HEC Montréal.
For more information, please visit: www.nextai.com
Next Founders is a NEXT Canada program that provides founders of high growth ventures with founder development, an incredible peer network and access to investors and customers to help them scale. We believe that by fast-tracking the development of Canada’s most talented innovators, we will help create industry-changing businesses and grow Canada’s long-term prosperity.
For more information, please visit: www.thenextfounders.ca