Founding Patrons

With immense gratitude, we would like to recognize our Founding Patrons, whose visionary gifts ten years ago created a cascade of generosity from individuals, corporations, foundations and governments. It is through their support that we continue to uncover Canada’s next generation of entrepreneurs.

Pledged Supporters

NEXT Canada has been able to provide a transformative experience to young innovators due in large part to the generosity of our supporters. With great thanks, we recognize our valued multi-year supporters who have an active pledged commitment to NEXT Canada in our FY20 and any new contributions in FY21 (Sept. 1, 2020 – Aug. 30, 2021):

Transformational Supporters

Visionary Supporters


Pillar Supporters

Innovator Supporters

Champion Supporters

Leader Supporters

Kevin Sullivan

Builder Supporters

Braden Ream
Ian and thy

i. Support from the Government of Quebec, BMO and Power Corporation of Canada is designated to Next AI Montreal.
ii. Support from Air Canada, NVIDIA, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, The Printing House relates to their respective in-kind contributions.

Single Year Contributors

NEXT Canada is pleased to recognize the valuable contribution made by the following contributors in our FY20 (Sept. 1, 2019 – Aug. 30, 2020) and to date in FY21:

Contributor ($50,000 – $74,999)


Asif Satchu


Contributor ($25,000 – $49,999)


Adam Jiwan (℅ CAF America)

Anthony Fell

The Canavan Family Foundation

RBC Future Launch (℅ RBC Foundation)

The Printing House

Rustom & Zarina Satchu


Contributor ($10,000 – $24,999)


Ajay Agrawal


Exact Media (℅ Daniel Rodic)


Contributor ($5,000 – $9,999)


Mark Machin

Charles Field-Marsham

Colleen McMorrow

Medhi and Najma Khimji

Shaun Francis

Contributor ($1,000 – $4,999)


Brian Renaud

Craig Campbell

Hon. David Peterson

David Rawlings

Drew Coles

For A Safer Space

Gregory David

Joe Manget

Joel Feldberg

John Kelleher

John Troiano

Jordan Banks

Kathleen Taylor

Kevin O’Leary

Lee Lau

Lexi Kaplin

Nancy Lockhart

Paul (Joonha) Lee (Next 36, 2012)

We are grateful for the generosity from all of our supporters and strive for accuracy in our listings. If you have any questions about the lists or would like to speak to our Development Department for more information about giving to NEXT Canada, please contact us.


Updated: August 15, 2021