Which is the right program for you?

Accelerate your growth and access our powerful entrepreneurial network with one of our 3 programs: Next 36, Next Founders and Next AI.

For students or recent grads with big dreams and an entrepreneurial mindset

Next 36 selects 36 of the most entrepreneurial undergrads and recent grads from coast-to-coast who we believe have what it takes to build Canada’s next unicorn.


With Next 36, you will go from ideation to launch and beyond, all within eight months. You will experience accelerated growth thanks to access to tactical education, mentorship and a network of the strongest entrepreneurs in Canada.


Applications open: August 17, 2023 – October 23, 2023

For entrepreneurs looking to solve global challenges with AI-enabled solutions

Next AI is a world-class program for artificial intelligence-based ventures and technology commercialization. We identify talented idea or early-stage teams with ambitious solutions and leverage Canada’s leadership position in AI to provide them with the capital, mentorship, education and network to disrupt industries. 


Next AI is delivered on two campuses: Toronto and Montréal. Next AI – Montréal is delivered in partnership with HEC Montréal.


Applications open: October 17th, 2022 – December 11th, 2022

For growth stage founders looking to scale their businesses into world class ventures

Next Founders accepts seed and growth stage founders who are looking to accelerate their business and their entrepreneurial mindset. 


As NEXT Canada’s most flexible program, Next Founders offers à-la-carte education from some of North America’s top minds that entrepreneurs can opt in to based on their individual needs and knowledge gaps.


Applications open: October 17th, 2022 – February 12th, 2023