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Next Founders Applications for the 2019 Cohort are Now Open!

March 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm

Applications for the 2019 Next Founders start up cohort are now open

Applications for the 2019 Next Founders start up cohort are now open

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Application deadline: March 19, 2019


Are you a startup founder looking to rapidly scale both your Business and your Mindset?

Applications for the 2019 cohort are now open.

Next Founders is a program that accelerates the growth of Canada’s most promising entrepreneurs by providing mentorship, access to capital, and unparalleled founder development. We want to help scale both the founder and their business. It is one of three programs delivered by NEXT Canada, which launched in 2010 and is now supported nationally by over 300 entrepreneurs and business leaders.

We believe in a founder development model. After an intense Immersion Block, optional programming is delivered throughout the summer. This is customized education taught by Canada’s most successful entrepreneurs and award-winning global faculty. You will also be exposed to an extraordinary community of investors and peers.

There are two components to the application:

-General information and questions about your venture; and

-A Kira “video interview”

Your application is only complete once both of these components have been submitted. If you have any questions or concerns, please email olivia.lunderville@nextcanada.com. The deadline to apply is Tuesday March 19, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

Next Founders is designed for Canadian Founders and Companies. Participants are not eligible to take advantage of NEXT Canada’s Startup Visa Designation. Please note that all fields that include an asterisk (*) are required to be completed before you will be able to submit your application. You can also “Save Progress” by clicking the button at the bottom of the form, so you can return to work on it anytime. Just bookmark the unique URL when you “Save Progress”. After this is done, the form will auto-save.

Make sure all information is complete before you click “Submit”.

Services and support when application accepted:

Founder Development

Relevant and flexible education, designed for you and your venture and delivered by world-class faculty and entrepreneurs.

A Phenomenal Network

Tap into the NEXT network of investors, business leaders, media, and a peer network of founders facing the same challenges as you.

Exclusive Events

Gain opportunities to pitch to investors and network with top entrepreneurs and potential customers.

Build an AI-Enabled Business

Select teams may be able to enhance their Next Founders experience through programming delivered by NextAI – Canada’s first accelerator for artificial intelligence startups.

In-kind Products and Services

Complimentary products and services from our partners, including cloud hosting, legal support and work space.

Funding Opportunities

Meet top angel investors and venture capitalists.

Good Luck!


March 19, 2019
12:00 pm
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