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Sheldon ​​Levy ​​Appointed ​​NEXT ​​Canada ​​CEO ​​to ​​Accelerate ​​Canadian ​​Entrepreneurship

Sep 06, 2017

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 October 30th. Mr. Levy is currently the Deputy Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and previously served as President and Vice Chancellor of Ryerson University, where he spearheaded the launch of the Ryerson Digital Media Zone. Mr. Levy is a recognized leader in education and innovation, and was named one of Canada's 50 most influential people in business by Canadian Business. In his new role at NEXT Canada, Mr. Levy will oversee its three programs for entrepreneurs -- Next 36, Next Founders and NextAI -- and will continue to further the organization's goal of providing education, mentorship, and capital to entrepreneurs in Canada and around the world.

"I've always believed that innovation, entrepreneurship, and technology are the future of the Canadian economy, and the best way to ensure prosperity for all Canadians," Mr. Levy said. "NEXT Canada has the potential to become one of the most important entrepreneurial organizations in the country, and I'm excited to join to further expand on their impressive team and track record, and to continue with their mission of founder development."

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