The Next 36 Launches 'The Next Founders,' an MBA for Entrepreneurs

Posted by Knowlton Thomas

The Next 36, a program for young entrepreneurs, is launching a new program called The Next Founders.

The Toronto-based organization says Next Founders is an executive education program designed for innovators with extensive involvement of business leaders, investors, and seasoned entrepreneurs—think of it, says the company, as an "MBA for entrepreneurs."

Next Founders participants, the first cohort of which Next 36 is currently taking applications for, will receive up to 65 hours of masters-level education taught by professors from some of Canada's most reputable universities, including the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia, as well as US institutions, such as Harvard and MIT.

 

 

Nine ventures piloted the program last year, according to Next 36, among them Bionym, a promising Canadian startup in the emerging wearable tech space. The company, founded by Rotman Creative Destruction Labs alumni, has already raised $1.4 million in seed funding.

Courses in the program include "From Ideation to Experimentation," "Digital Market Strategy," and "Entrepreneurial Finance."

Applications are being accepted until March 11. The inaugural cohort begins the program on May 5.

Company:
The Next 36
Website:
http://www.thenext36.ca
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Next 36 addresses Canada's deficit of high impact entrepreneurship by providing resource-rich education programs to promising young entrepreneurs. It was founded by a small group of business leaders and academics and is championed by Founding Patrons W. Galen Weston, Paul Desmarais, Sr. and Jimmy Pattison. We believe that by fast-tracking the development of Canada’s most talented young innovators, we will... more

Company:
Bionym Inc.
Website:
http://www.bionym.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Bionym develops the Nymi, a wristband that authenticates the wearer using unique characteristics of his/her cardiac signal (ECG). The Nymi is the first product to offer identity, proximity and motion information all in one wearable electronic device! more


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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys playing tennis, hiking, and exploring weird side streets. more



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