The Next Big Thing is a non-profit foundation with a mission to identify and empower young innovators, giving them the real world resources, education & network they need to succeed.
In 2014, the Vancouver-based foundation will directly fund and incubate ten youth-founded startups as well as help thousands of other exceptional kids & teens grow their business skills through mentorship and free digital literacy & coding classes.
The organization was co-founded by fellow serial entrepreneurs, BC natives and dog-lovers: Ryan Holmes, CEO of HootSuite, and Meredith Powell, Creator of Founders Collective.
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News on The Next Big Thing
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, 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