About Next Canada

Our Vision

NEXT Canada’s mission is to increase national prosperity by providing an ecosystem to support the country’s most exceptional entrepreneurs and innovators. We believe that harnessing the potential of big thinking Canadians is key to success on a global stage.

What We Do

NEXT Canada is a national non-profit charity with a focus on increasing national prosperity through innovation and entrepreneurship. The organization grew out of The Next 36, a program founded in 2010 by a group of visionary business leaders and academics.

Modeled loosely after the successful Own the Podium initiative, our philosophy is to invest resources on exceptional individuals with the potential to build something with global impact.

We believe in founder development – a unique blend of mentorship, education and networking that inspires driven Canadians to disrupt industries and build globally relevant companies.

See an overview of all NEXT Canada programs here

NEXT Canada delivers three programs: Next 36, NextAI and Next Founders

For Students and recent grads launching their startups.

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NEXT Founders is for founders of high growth ventures looking to scale.

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Applications for the inaugural cohort of NextAI are now open.

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