UBC announces partnership with The Next 36
The Next 36, a Toronto-based mentorship program for young entrepreneurs, is heading to the west coast. The University of British Columbia (UBC) will be announcing a partnership between the two organizations in September.
For the past several years, UBC has worked to develop a culture of entrepreneurship among its student population. Through initiatives like entrepreneurship@UBC, the Spark alumni branch, the New Venture Design program and more, UBC has encouraged students to seek out opportunities for entrepreneurship.
The Next 36 program is one such opportunity. The program takes in 36 of Canada’s best and brightest undergraduate entrepreneurs, and provides them with intensive learning and mentorship from world-class instructors and advisors, as they work together to design and develop the next big idea. There are other benefits as well, with ventures eligible for up to $80,000 in funding, free market research, accounting and other professional services, and more.
The Next 36 works with universities all across Canada. It also has a number of academic partners who refer students to the program. Besides the UBC, they have four other committed partners: the University of Toronto, Western University, McGill University and the University of Waterloo.
Details of the partnership are still being arranged.
For more information on The Next 36, go to: www.thenext36.ca