COVID-19: Startup Resources from the NEXT Community


COVID-19: Startup Resources from the NEXT Community

At NEXT, it is our mission to support our community of 600 entrepreneurs and all Canadian startups in any way we can. On a good day, it’s hard being a founder, so we recognize just how challenging this new set of circumstances must be for our intrepid Canadian entrepreneurs. To play our part in ensuring our entrepreneurs can stabilize their businesses and then thrive when we once again attain some normalcy, we’ve put as many measures in place to help out. Here, we are sharing a list of resources for startups, sourced from across the startup community and informed by our network of founders, academics, NEXT team and corporate partners. We hope to arm you with the tools you need to move through this trying time with us, so that we can emerge on the other side stronger, together. 

*This list will be updated weekly to include relevant resources and events.


We have been so impressed by the many many virtual events popping up on a myriad of topics, all with the goal of supporting entrepreneurs during these uncertain times. We’ve highlighted a few happening this week and we’ll update weekly.

  • April 13, 3 – 4:30pm: Brice Scheschuk x Alyssa Atkins: Optimizing for Survival and Planning for What Comes Next RSVP
  • April 15, 1 – 2pm: Joe Canavan x Jordan Jacobs: Navigating VC-founder relationships and spotting growth opportunities amidst great uncertainty RSVP
  • April 16, 12 – 1pm: How to lead through a crisis with Jonah Midanik RSVP
  • Various dates: Leaders Helping Leaders Series launched by Innovation Guelph supports entrepreneurs navigating the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Various dates: TechTO’s online event series Learn more

HR and Talent 

  • Real Ventures’ Template COVID-19 Prevention Guidelines: Leverage Real Ventures’ template to create a comprehensive set of guidelines for your business to ensure your team is aligned on COVID protocols and prevention measures.
  • The Help List: The Help List is a non-profit initiative committed to curating the most relevant and meaningful resources for the Canadian Technology Sector during this global crisis.

WFH and Operations

Funding and Cash Flow 

Small Business Financial Aid


Your Well Being

Additional Resources

If you didn’t find what you need here or have suggestions on a resource we should include, please don’t hesitate to reach out at Let’s work together to support this community.