ALUMNI IN THE NEWS

Jane Wang Nominated as Bay Street Bull’s Women of the Year

NEWS Jane Wang Nominated as Bay Street Bull's Women of the Year Jane Wang (Next Founders, 2015) is the CEO of Optimity, a health startup that rewards its 2/6M users [...]

ETS Acquires a Majority Stake in Kira Talent

NEWS ETS Acquires a Majority Stake in Kira Talent Kira Talent will operate as a majority-owned subsidiary of ETS. It's been a big week for Emilie Cushman (Next 36, 2012.) [...]

NEXT Canada appoints Kyle Winters as CEO

NEWS NEXT Canada appoints Kyle Winters as CEO Kyle Winters, currently Chief Advancement Officer at NEXT Canada, has been appointed as the organization's Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1. Kyle joined [...]

Startups Supporting Startups: Flybits Joins NEXT Canada as a Partner

NEWS Startups Supporting Startups: Flybits Joins NEXT Canada as a Partner Entrepreneurs know best the peaks and troughs of early-stage startups, and Hossein Rahnama is no different. A respected entrepreneur, [...]

EY Renews its Commitment to Fuelling the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs in Canada

NEWS EY Renews its Commitment to Fuelling the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs in Canada It is with great pleasure that we announce the continuation of our collaboration with EY with [...]

A Canadian-Born Anti-Racism Initiative Goes Global

NEWS A Canadian-Born Anti-Racism Initiative Goes Global Wes Hall, founder of the BlackNorth Initiative, and Reza Satchu, Founding Chairman of NEXT Canada, bring anti-racism education to Harvard - inspired by the courage of [...]

RBC & NEXT Canada Partnership Announcement

NEWS RBC & NEXT Canada Partnership Announcement NEXT Canada is delighted to announce that we have confirmed a Transformational partnership with long-standing supporter, Royal Bank of Canada, in a multi-year [...]

Federal COVID-19 Support Programs Demystified By a NEXT Insider

EVENT Federal COVID-19 Support Programs Demystified By a NEXT Insider An AMA with Parvinder Sachdeva, Deputy Director of Policy to the Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry; Next 36 Alumni [...]

Startupfest 2020: Make Your Pitch

NEWS Startupfest 2020: Make Your Pitch Once again, NEXT Canada has teamed up with Startupfest to provide two prizes at this year's festival. You'll have the chance to (virtually) pitch [...]

How our NEXT Canada Entrepreneurs are Playing a Part in Fighting COVID-19

NEWS How our NEXT Canada Entrepreneurs are Playing a Part in Fighting COVID-19 At NEXT, it is our mission to support our community of 600+ entrepreneurs and all Canadian startups [...]

Oil and Gas Intelligence Startup Validere Raises $20M

NEWS Oil and Gas Intelligence Startup Validere Raises $20M Next Founders alumni venture Validere has raised $20 million CAD ($15 million USD) in Series A funding to help create supply [...]

Ada raises $63.7M Series B to improve its chatbot customer service platform

NEWS Ada raises $63.7M Series B to Improve its Chatbot Customer Service Platform Ada, co-founded by Next 36 alum Mike Murchison, today took the wraps off its $44M USD ($63.7M [...]

Community First: Coronavirus Precautions from NEXT Canada

NEWS Community First: Coronavirus Precautions from NEXT Canada Hello friends, community and partners, At NEXT, it is our mission to support our community of entrepreneurs in any way we can. [...]

Supporting Alumni for the NEXT Decade – Thank you to Tim and Frances Price

NEWS Supporting Alumni for the NEXT Decade Thank you to Tim and Frances Price As we reflect on the stories coming out of NEXT Canada's alumni community of over 560 [...]

Next 36 Alum Venture Sniply Acquired in Multi-Million Dollar Deal

NEWS Next 36 Alum Venture Sniply Acquired in Multi-Million Dollar Deal Sniply, a venture created by Next 36 alumni Michael Cheng, Chris Bowal and Nigel Gutzmann as a marketing tool [...]

42 Technologies, a 30 Under 30 Retail Analytics Startup, Brings Big Data To Retail

NEWS 42 Technologies, a 30 Under 30 Retail Analytics Startup, Brings Big Data To Retail As more retail sales occur online, the need for sophisticated, tailored e-commerce technologies grows simultaneously. [...]

Waterloo’s SkyWatch Raises $10M to Make Satellite Data Easily Accessible

NEWS Waterloo's SkyWatch Raises $10M to Make Satellite Data Easily Accessible SkyWatch Space Applications (Next Founders, 2016), a space tech startup running out of Kitchener-Waterloo, has completed a $10 million [...]

Plastics Alternative Startup Ecopackers Raises $4.3M

NEWS Plastics Alternative Startup Ecopackers Raises $4.3M Entrepreneur Nuha Siddiqui (Next 36, 2018) pitched her compostable replacement to plastics to her first venture capital investor in 2018 while snacking on [...]

Edgar Brown’s FYT Brings The Valley Mindset To Canada

NEWS Edgar Brown’s FYT Brings The Valley Mindset To Canada Entrepreneurship is a family affair for Edgar Brown (Next 36, 2019), co-founder and CEO of the mobile fitness company FYT. [...]

Bridgit Opens First Satellite Office, Looks to Tap Into Toronto’s Talent Pool

NEWS Bridgit Opens First Satellite Office, Looks to Tap Into Toronto's Talent Pool Bridgit (Next 36, 2013), a startup developing software for the construction industry, has officially opened its first [...]

Toronto Startup Lilia Looks to Streamline Fertility Testing

NEWS Toronto Startup Lilia Looks to Streamline Fertility Testing We’ve surrounded ourselves with technology to help us make decisions. Apps tell us the quickest routes to get where we’re going, [...]

Flashfood Teams Up With Meijer Grocery Chain to Cut In-Store Food Waste

NEWS Flashfood Teams Up With Meijer Grocery Chain to Cut In-Store Food Waste U.S. grocery chain Meijer has teamed up with the folks at Flashfood (Next Founders, 2018) to cut down [...]

Flare Systems Raises $1M for Darknet Intelligence Software

NEWS Flare Systems Raises $1M for Darknet Intelligence Software Flare Systems (Next AI - Montreal, 2019), a Montreal-based cybersecurity startup that helps financial institutions track and avoid security threats, has [...]

How SnapTravel Leverages Its Valley Roots to Keep Tech Talent in Canada

NEWS How SnapTravel Leverages Its Valley Roots to Keep Tech Talent in Canada Once regarded as a siphon for talent to Silicon Valley, Toronto and Waterloo have become important beachheads [...]

When Steph Curry Has Your Back: The SnapTravel Story

NEWS When Steph Curry Has Your Back: The SnapTravel Story It’s not everyday that an NBA great funds your company, shows off your swag at the NBA Finals, tweets about [...]

N36 Alum Venture North Now Offers Focals Smart Glasses Fittings and Purchases Via App

NEWS N36 Alum Venture North Now Offers Focals Smart Glasses Fittings and Purchases Via App North’s (co-founded by Next 36 alumnus Stephen Lake) Focals smart glasses are the first in [...]

Next 36 Startup Correly Squired By Ottawa-Based GenM

NEWS Next 36 Startup Correly Squired By Ottawa-Based GenM Toronto-based startup Correly (Next 36, 2019), which provides a platform that streamlines product demos, has been acquired by Ottawa-based GenM. Terms [...]

LinkedIn Top Startups 2019: The 25 Hottest Canadian Companies To Work For Now

NEWS LinkedIn Top Startups 2019: The 25 Hottest Canadian Companies To Work For Now The 2019 LinkedIn Top Startups list reveals the 25 hottest companies where Canadians want to work [...]

Five NEXT Alumni Ventures Recognized As CIX Top Companies

NEWS Five NEXT Alumni Ventures Recognized As CIX Top Companies CIX has released its 2019 list of top companies, with multiple NEXT Canada alumni ventures making the cut. Congratulations to: [...]

N36 Venture Trims Wait-Lists For Toronto Swimming Lessons By Leveraging Under-Utilized Hotel Pools

NEWS N36 Venture Trims Wait-Lists For Toronto Swimming Lessons By Leveraging Under-Utilized Hotel Pools It’s the Uber of swimming, the Lyft of lessons and it might make a dent in [...]

NF Venture Sampler Receives $1M From CIBC Innovation Banking

NEWS NF Venture Sampler Receives $1M From CIBC Innovation Banking CIBC Innovation Banking has provided $1 million in debt financing to Toronto-based Sampler (Founded by Next Founders alumna Marie Chevrier). [...]

Canada Awarding Almost $2M To Mogile Technologies For EV Infrastructure Projects

NEWS Canada Awarding Almost $2M To Mogile Technologies For EV Infrastructure Projects Natural Resources Canada is awarding almost $2 million to Mogile Technologies Inc. (Next Founders, 2017), a Québec-based company, [...]

Next 36 Alum Are Taking On The Construction Industry

NEWS Next 36 Alum Are Taking On The Construction Industry Mallorie Brodie and Lauren Lake (Next 36, 2013), co-founders of Bridgit, join BNN Bloomberg to talk about their online project [...]

N36 Alum’s Fertility Startup Lilia Attracts Early Interest From Investors

NEWS N36'Ers Fertility Startup Lilia Attracts Early Interest From Investors While Alyssa Atkins (Next 36, 2013) endured an unnerving three-month wait to get the results of her fertility test, she [...]

NEXT Canada Celebrates Cohorts At Venture Day, Receives $1M Investment

NEWS NEXT Canada Celebrates Cohorts At Venture Day, Receives $1M Investment On Wednesday, more than 10 NEXT Canada ventures pitched their startup at NEXT Venture Day, to an audience of [...]

Nud Fud Inc. Founder Julia Kirouac Wins Inaugural W. Galen Weston Top Entrepreneur Award

NEWS Nud Fud Inc. Founder Julia Kirouac Wins Inaugural W. Galen Weston Top Entrepreneur Award Julia Kirouac – founder of innovative plant-based snack producer nud fud inc. – took home [...]

N36 Venture Bridgit Raises $1.5M From CIBC Innovation Banking

NEWS N36 Venture Bridgit Raises $1.5M From CIBC Innovation Banking Kitchener-based Bridgit (Next 36, 2013), a project management platform for construction businesses, has received $1.5 million in debt growth capital [...]

NAI Alum Curv Health Raises $1.5M Seed Round For AI-Powered Insights Platform

NEWS NAI Alum Curv Health Raises $1.5M Seed Round For AI-Powered Insights Platform Toronto-based Curv Health, a healthtech startup whose platform allows users to extract physical health and performance metrics [...]

VoiceHero Accepted To Third Class Of Techstars’ Amazon Alexa Accelerator

NEWS VoiceHero Accepted To Third Class Of Techstars' Amazon Alexa Accelerator Two Canadian startups, EdTech company Yourika, and voice technology startup VoiceHero (co-founded by Next 36 alumni Jacob Chan and [...]

NF Venture Atomwise Is Using AI To Speed Up The Development Of Medications Targeted At Specific Cancer Cells

NEWS NF Venture Atomwise Is Using AI To Speed Up The Development Of Medications Targeted At Specific Cancer Cells Abraham Heifets (Next Founders, 2013) is the CEO and co-founder of [...]

AI Robot Developed By NAI Venture Intuitive Reduces Waste Contamination At SFU

NEWS AI Robot Developed By NAI Venture Intuitive Reduces Waste Contamination At SFU Confused about which recycling bin to toss your coffee cup into? At SFU’s Surrey campus, an artificial [...]

Ample Labs, Ada Officially Launch AI Chatbot For Toronto’s Homeless Community

NEWS Ample Labs, Ada Officially Launch AI Chatbot For Toronto's Homeless Community Ample Labs, a Toronto-based non-profit that builds technology solutions for the homeless community has officially launched Chalmers, its [...]

Prize Winning Startups At Startupfest 2019

NEWS Prize Winning Startups At Startupfest 2019 The 9th edition of Startupfest wraps up today, this time at a warm and sunny Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on Île Notre-Dame. Thousands of [...]

How N36’er Ron Glozman Turned a University AI Experiment into an Insurance Industry Disruptor

NEWS How N36'Er Ron Glozman Turned A University AI Experiment Into An Insurance Industry Disruptor While studying for his double degree at University of Waterloo and Laurier University, Next 36 [...]