The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing is a national charitable organization with a mission to identify and empower young innovators, giving them the real world resources, education & network they need to succeed.

The organization was co-founded in 2013 by fellow serial entrepreneurs, BC natives and dog-lovers: Ryan Holmes and Meredith Powell.

TNBT serves young founders, all under the age of 25, through it's Youth Ambassador and Fellowship Programs. 22 startup ventures successfully have completed The Next Big Thing's Fellowship Program to date, raising over $2.8M since 2014.

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News on The Next Big Thing

The Next Big Thing Seeks 15 Startups
The Next Big Thing, a charitable organization designed to empower young entrepreneurs from age 17-25, is accepting applications starting May 2 to fill 15 limited spots for its 2016 cohort. TNBT... more
The Next Big Thing Announces Next Gen Startup Winners
The Next Big Thing, an entrepreneur-led charitable foundation that empowers young founders to take on the world, today announced the 12 winning ventures chosen for its elite Vancouver-based... more
The Next Big Thing Doubles Intake to 20 Startups, Opens Applications
The Next Big Thing, launched by Meredith Powell and Ryan Holmes in 2013, has doubled its intake. The nonprofit, youth-focused program is now looking to accept 20 startups. The Next Big Thing... more

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