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Application Deadline: Next 36

October 14, 2020

Next 36 accelerates the growth of Canada’s most promising entrepreneurial undergrads and recent grads from coast-to-coast have what it takes to build Canada’s next narwhal. The program supports entrepreneurs and their ventures by providing mentorship, access to investors, a phenomenal peer network and unparalleled entrepreneurial education taught by world-class faculty.

Whether you have a pre-existing early stage startup that you want to take to the next level, or you have an idea that you want to turn into a reality, Next 36 can help. Next 36 accepts undergrads, masters students and recent grads from schools across Canada, from any academic discipline.

Next 36 is looking for students and recent graduates who are…

Problem solvers
They have entrepreneurial traits and a track record which indicates their aptitude for turning ideas into result-oriented outcomes.

Community leaders
They have shown that they can lead a team effectively and rally people around a vision or entrepreneurial idea.

Academic leaders
As evidenced by academic achievements, extracurricular accomplishments, competitions, work experience and domain expertise.

Social champions
They think big, take on massive problems, and aren’t intimidated by the possibility of failure.


University and college students in their last two years of study or who have graduated within the past two years, as well as graduate level students. Don’t quite fit these criteria? True entrepreneurs will apply anyway, but keep in mind that the bar is likely much higher. Applicants may already have an idea stage/pre-seed venture, or they may want to start something brand new. They may have a founding team in place, or may wish to form a new team. All applicants must be Canadian citizens.

Application deadline: October 14, 2020.


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