Building a more ambitious and competitive Canada
500 entrepreneurs launched. 250 ventures scaled.
WHO WE ARE
Canada’s strongest and most dedicated entrepreneurial network made up of 500+ top Canadian academics, entrepreneurs, investors and founders. We rally around the next generation of entrepreneurs, making it hard for them to fail.
WHAT WE DO
We uncover Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurs and supercharge their ambition by showing them what’s possible. We accelerate their trajectory with access to education, mentorship and funding.
WHY WE DO IT
To ensure a more ambitious and competitive Canada. We need to engage, empower and keep our next generation of entrepreneurs in Canada. That’s how we will help grow more Canadian headquarters, jobs and equity.
In Economic Impact
Our alumni are launching ventures that seek to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our population and are collectively raising the profile of the Canadian tech ecosystem around the world. Alumni ventures include:
Our alumni have drawn recognition from:
At the heart of our alumni success lies our premier programming:
Our alumni accomplishments are powered by Canada’s strongest entrepreneurial network. Made up of 500+ of the strongest leaders, academics, entrepreneurs, investors, NEXT alumni and visionaries from across Canada. We’ve made it nearly impossible for our leaders of tomorrow to fail by giving them access to:
We provide access to this powerful network at almost no cost to the entrepreneurs. As a not-for-profit, we rely on the generous support of donors, corporate partners and government funding to provide access and accelerate our next generation of entrepreneurs.
See how a few of our alumni have benefited from our programs and network
MEET BLUE CITY TECHNOLOGY
Blue City Technology leverages AI to provide an easy-to-use, accurate and cost-efficient solution for cities to monitor their traffic networks in real time, improve traffic safety and reduce congestion.
“Next AI played a key role in our company’s growth within the past 12 months, through high-level business and technical courses, coaching, mentoring and their extremely valuable network.”
– Asad Lesani, Co-founder, Blue City Technology (Next AI – Montreal, 2019)
MEET EVE MEDICAL
Eve Medical offers convenient, discreet and simple sexual health testing from the comfort of your own home.
“If you’re doing everything yourself for the first time, your business is going to move too slowly. Networks, people, and resources, like those provided by NEXT are a way to have that shortcut and navigate that map.”
– Evan Moses, Co-founder, Eve Medical (Next Founders, 2014)