Remove the usual obstacles — grades, degrees and work experience.
Reward ingenuity and accelerate the pace at which a good idea
becomes a business reality."
- Ryan Holmes, TNBT Co-Founder in The Financial Post
Financial aid awarded has no strings attached. Quite simply, this means no equity, options or shares are required by TNBT in return.
TNBT provides pro bono office space for Fellows throughout the program.
No degree? Or maybe you dropped-out?
Don't worry, you're in the same boat as Mark Zuckerberg, Ellen DeGeneres, Tony Hawk, Angelina Jolie, Walt Disney, Oprah, David Geffen, Richard Branson, James Cameron & JayZ.
We're not interested in your GPA, we're interested in your world changing ideas. We love betas and prototypes, less so decks or business plans.
Drop us a line at partners@WeAreTNBT.com to get involved.
Prior to co-founding TNBT, Meredith was in LA launching the world's largest B2B ecomm fashion wholesale platform for Advanstar Global (MAGIC, Project, ENK).
Today she pays it forward as the Creator of Founders Collective, a dedicated tech startup mentor, advisor & consultant, and activist on behalf of women in leadership & tech.
Marc is author of 11 books. He's shared the stage with Nobel Peace laureates, heads of state, celebrities, rock bands, and icons, inc former president Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Malala and Sir Richard Branson.
John Ruffolo is the Chief Executive Officer of OMERS Ventures, the venture arm of OMERS and one of Canada's most powerful venture capital organizations.
In addition, John is the Senior Managing Director, Innovation with OMERS Strategic Investments. Passionate about giving back, he serves as a board member and committee chair at numerous organizations inc the David Suzuki Foundation, Communitech, Hootsuite and the Art Gallery of Ontario. He is also an active member of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization).
Karen is a great believer in the power of every individual to give back and make a difference in the world in their own unique way. She is also the mother of three lovely children, a dog, a rabbit, a lovebird, and a hedgehog.
A dedicated business coach and mentor, David has co-founded a social venture accelerator, worked on the launch of an impact investment fund, designed marketing plans at Coca Cola, and partnered with the BC government to support young social innovators.
You can also find David delivering local food to Vancouverites, walking barefoot through the city, or hiking a mountain nearby. Don’t hesitate to stop and say hi!
We're moving fast and we intend to go very far. Together.
Deepest thanks to the following companies for sharing our vision.