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NEXT Canada showcases first ventures in its NextAI program

Jul 21, 2017

If you build it, they will come. If you impress them, they might even invest.

This was the image NEXT Canada seemed to be going for during its mid-program demo day hosted at Scotiabank’s Digital Factory in Toronto, where they not only invited members of community to hear eight promising NEXT Canada startups pitch, but they gave each audience member four chips ‘worth’ $25,000 each to ‘invest’ in the startups whose pitches they liked best.

The winner, based on the amount that the audience ‘invested in them,’ was given an hour of mentorship with Michael Zerbs, the global CTO of Scotiabank, a huge prize for advice and also a potential sales lead.

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