Which is the right program for you?

Accelerate your growth and access our powerful entrepreneurial network with one of our 4 programs: Next 36, Next Founders, Next AI and Next ED.

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

NEXT 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 narwal.


With Next 36 you will go from ideation to launch and beyond, all within 8 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 – October 2020

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’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: February 5 – March 18, 2020

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. NextAI – Montréal is delivered in partnership with HEC Montréal.


Applications open: November 2020 – January 2021

For business professionals looking to solve big challenges with the power of AI

Next ED offers a unique program for business professionals from all levels. The online AI Business & Strategy course will help participants understand the implications of data and AI as well as create strategy and technical insights to adopt AI into their businesses. 


The course is delivered through Riff Learning, a revolutionary new video-conferencing tool that leverages the power of AI to provide participants with real-time feedback on collaboration and engagement.