NEXT Canada Campus Tour

Oct 11, 2018
Surrey Campus - Room 5140
Registration Deadline: Oct 11, 2018

(Event invitation can be viewed here.)

Are you an innovator looking to create a big impact? Working on an exciting venture which could be a game changer in the industry? NEXT Canada wants to help you – and is on the hunt for the country's top entrepreneurs and innovators!

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: SFU Surrey Campus,
Room SUR 5140
250 - 13450 - 102nd Ave.
Details: Pizza will be served.

Join us to learn all about Next 36 and NextAI – two of NEXT Canada's exclusive programs that are transforming Canada's most promising individuals into high-impact entrepreneurs.

Simon Fraser University is the proud Academic Partner of NEXT Canada, who deliver three programs for exceptional entrepreneurs including Next 36 and NextAI.

Next 36 provides:
  • Up to $80K in seed funding
  • Dedicated mentorship
  • Founder development
  • Access to the ultimate entrepreneurial network
  • Workspace
NextAI provides:
  • Up to $200K in seed funding
  • Workspace in downtown Toronto
  • Technical and business curriculum for founders
  • Access to corporate mentors and scientists
  • Top technology platforms
Register now to find out how you can apply to be part of the 2019 cohort of Next 36 and NextAI! Spaces are limited, so reserve your tickets!

Featuring fireside chat speaker:

Joshua Carr-Hilton
CEO, The District
Joshua Carr-Hilton is a Vancouver based businessman and digital media entrepreneur. In 2011, Carr-Hilton launched Canada's first and now world's largest multi-channel network with BroadbandTV. Since then, Carr-Hilton has continued to build companies focused on emerging social platforms, music streaming and video broadcasting. Working with well-known international stars like Martin Garrix, The Chainsmokers, Galantis, David Guetta and music sharing communities like Trap Nation, Proximity, SuicideSheep and Swagy Tracks, Carr-Hilton's portfolio of companies/brands reach over 12 billion impressions annually and have amassed over 70 million followers/subscribers.

Ardalan Benam has recently obtained his master in Computer Science (specialized in Machine Learning) from Simon Fraser University. During his masters, Ardalan was chosen as one of the top 5 researchers in the world dermatology congress and received the prestigious Albert M. Kligman Young Investigator award. Also, he has also completed the graduate certificate of science and technology commercialization at the graduate school of business at SFU. He is currently the co-founder and CEO of Cleeck. Cleeck is a platform that connects customers to service providers (e.g. hair designer, personal trainer, etc. ). Cleeck is intelligent and learns about people over time and makes a more meaningful connection the more it is used.

William Brenner graduated with a BBA from the Beedie School of Business in June 2017. Through the Technology Entrepreneurship Program at SFU Willliam became the co-founder and CEO of Orello Hearing Technology. Orello designs new and more affordable solutions for people who suffer from hearing loss. Orello was the winner of SFU Venture Connection Venture Prize 2017 as the top startup at SFU and was the winner of the Hong Kong Canada Business Associate National Student Pitch contest. William has been named one of the Surrey Board of Tade's Top 25 Under 25, been recognized for Entrepreneurial Achieve Under 35 at the Transpacific Entrepreneurship Conference in Hong Kong, and was a member of the Next 36 2017 cohort. 

Presented by: 
Charles Chang Institute for Entrepreneurship 
SFU Beedie School of Business
NEXT Canada
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