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Montebello, Que. – Get ready for artificial intelligence to take a leap forward and have a more important role in society and your business in general, two of Canada’s leading machine learning...
This morning we received a $9,000,000 injection of capital from Fidelity Investments Canada, part of Fidelity Investments, a leading global investment management firm. We will be joining an...
Venture capital flows are a great source of strategic insights with respect of where certain markets are heading. Tech is one of those markets. And while our PwC MoneyTree report isn’t a crystal...
Toronto-based Robot Playtime has been named the winner of The Next 36 Mastercard Challenge. In August, the company pitched in front of Mastercard executives and employees with six other Next 36...
Sheldon Levy, deputy minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development and former president of Ryerson University, is set to become CEO of Next Canada, a non-profit that aims to develop Canada's...
Today NEXT Canada, a national non-profit focused on fostering the next generation of high-impact Canadian entrepreneurs, announced that Sheldon Levy will be joining the organization as CEO on...
Sensassure’s diaper sensor solution for incontinent seniors tracks if they’ve soiled themselves and instantaneously alerts nursing staff when changes are required. Sensassure helps restore dignity to those who suffer from incontinence by automating existing manual care processes, leading to timely changes that prevent skin infections from developing.Read more
Bridgit is bringing the flexibility of mobile devices to construction sites. Bridgit will eliminate many of the costly delays that result from miscommunication on site, by improving communication between contractors through trackable and tagged multimedia messages.Read more
SeamlessMD provides a cloud-based, patient engagement solution for guiding patients through surgery. Available on smartphones, tablets and computers, patients are supported through preparation and recovery with timely reminders, checklists, interactive care plans and self-management tools. Patient generated data is transformed into clinical intelligence for healthcare providers to improve the patient experience, drive better outcomes and lower costs. The company serves surgery...Read more
paid is the world's leading influencer collaboration and marketing platform. #paid connects brands like Airbnb, Audi, and Corona with popular content creators on social media to run authentic, honest, and engaging collaborations. Our automated marketplace allows marketers to find influencers, collaborate easily, approve content, and track analytics.Read more
Named as one of Canada's top 20 under 20, James has co-founded non-profit organizations that have helped raise over $1,000,000, pitched investment opportunities on behalf of the Canadian government to Global 1000 CEOs, and was a True Ventures Fellow who worked at Kiip in app partnerships. During his fellowship at TNBT, a program cofounded by Ryan ...Read more
Julie studied at OCAD University, receiving a Bachelor of Design, specialized in industrial and graphic design. Her passion for creating great products has led her to join the continuing studies department as teacher and mentor for her peers, and fellowship at MyPlanet, where she conducted stakeholder interviews, user research, observation, and sto ...Read more
Chenny is an UX strategist with a focus in human-computer interaction. She was the category winner for mobile design at the Canadian Regional Design Awards ('14). Other project mentions include the CEA Innovation Award ('12), and being a finalist in the CNET Best of CES Awards ('13). At her digital agency, Pixelbot (hellopixelbot.com), they notic ...Read more
Sameer is the Co-Founder and CEO of Sensassure, a company transforming incontinence management through sensor-based technology. Sameer was named as one of Canada’s 2011 Top 20 Under 20, and one of Edmonton’s 2013 Top 40 Under 40 young leaders for co-founding GEOMEER, a nationally registered charitable organization that has raised over $1,000,000 to ...Read more
Michael Cheng has been named Top 25 Under 25 and Student Entrepreneur of the Year, as well as a recipient of the Business Excellence Award. He has founded over 10 profitable business ventures across a number of industries, working with high profile clients including Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Stanley, and more. Michael also started TEDxSFU, an in ...Read more
Cathy Han is a fourth year finance student at the Sauder School of Business, UBC. Last year, Cathy had the pleasure of serving as President of Enterprize Canada, Western Canada’s largest student-organized conference and business plan competition dedicated to helping young entrepreneurs. Cathy has a passion for contributing to growing people and com ...Read more
Stephen's interest in entrepreneurship began at an early age: He started his first company at the age of 13. In 2007 Stephen was awarded a Canada´s Top 20 Under 20 award, and Loran Scholarship from the Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation, as he began studying Mechatronics Engineering at the University of Waterloo. In three years since starting at ...Read more
Michael received a B.A.Sc. degree in Engineering Science and Ph.D. degree in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Toronto. He has published 104 peer reviewed publications, 8 patents and 2 book chapters. He is a Visiting Scientist at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada and is a Governor General Gold Medal winner, Vanier Canada ...Read more
Founder and CEO, Hubba
Founder and Executive Chair, Just Energy Group
Director of Operations, Shopify Toronto
General Partner, Real Ventures
Co-Founder and CEO, Wave
Associate Director, BDC Capital
CEO and Co-Founder, Busbud
Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, Sloan School of Management
SVP Strategy and Corporate Development, Wave
Interim CEO, NEXT Canada
Next Canada is made possible through the support of incredible partners, donors and over 300 individual business leaders.
Our entrepreneurs and ventures receive dedicated mentorship from some of Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs and investors.
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Come meet representatives from NextAI in the Demo / Expo area at the International Conference on Intelligent Robots & Systems (IROS).
Join us at the University of Toronto on September 26th to learn about the Next 36 and NextAI programs, application timelines, what you can expect and more. Bring your toughest questions and meet with...
Join us at Simon Fraser University on September 27th to learn about the program, application timelines, what you can expect and more. Bring your toughest questions and meet with NEXT Canada...
Join us at the SPARK Pitch event, put on by eHub at University of Alberta on September 26th. Learn about the program, application timelines, what you can expect and more.
Join us at UBC on September 28th to learn about the program, application timelines, what you can expect and more. Bring your toughest questions and meet with NEXT Canada representatives and alumni...
You’re a builder, maker, innovator, and game-changer, and you want to build something big. The Next 36 wants to help. Come learn why the Next 36 is Canada’s top program for young and aspiring...
Join us at York University on October 4th to learn about the Next 36 and NextAI programs, application timelines, what you can expect and more. Bring your toughest questions and meet with NEXT Canada...
Join us at McMaster University on October 5th to learn about the Next 36 and NextAI programs, application timelines, what you can expect and more. Bring your toughest questions and meet with NEXT...
Join us at Ottawa University on October 10th to learn about the Next 36 and NextAI programs, application timelines, what you can expect and more. Bring your toughest questions and meet with NEXT...
SingularityU Canada Summit is the premier launch event of a new movement in Canada seeking to bring together the leading Canadian and International thought leaders to inspire Canadians to shape the...
Come meet representatives from NextAI in the Demo / Expo area at the Deep Learning Summit.
Calling all makers, builders, designers, and innovators: this is your chance to disrupt the nation. From October 13th - 15th, we are inviting up to 100 bright, entrepreneurial minds to take over...
CIX is a 'must attend' technology innovation destination where investors, innovative companies, entrepreneurs and facilitators converge to drive economic growth and accelerate the development and...
Are you entrepreneurial, innovative, and want to take your idea-stage startup to the next level? Wondering whether you should join the NextAI?
Come meet representatives from NextAI in the Demo / Expo area at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV).
Machine Learning & The Market for Intelligence
Come meet representatives from NextAI in the Demo / Expo area at the ODSC West - Open Data Science Conference.
Come meet representatives from NextAI in the Demo / Expo area at the Neural Information Systems Processing Conference (NIPS).