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Education and resources around youth innovation, technical skills training & entrepreneurship aren't cutting it.
We believe it's time for new systems that champion young game changers, empowering them with the tools & support they need to turn dreams into realities.
The Next Big Thing is a non-profit foundation with a mission to identify and empower young entrepreneurs, giving them the resources, education & network they need to succeed. Our community includes world-recognized investors, influencers, CEOs & founders who share our passion for accelerating youth innovation. In 2014, TNBT will directly fund 10 youth-founded startups, as well as help thousands of other exceptional kids & teens grow their business skills.
"Our goals are simple if unconventional:
Get tomorrow’s most promising entrepreneurs out of the classroom and into the business world.
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
$250,000 in state-of-the-art resources, workspace, grant funding & mentorship in
the nation's toughest competition for young entrepreneurs ever.
Coding initiatives to help arm young visionaries with the
technical toolkit they need to thrive in the new digital economy.
Workshops, events and meet-ups to support
a fast growing community of like-minded youth.
Canada's most ambitious minds, you belong here.
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YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS in residence: 2014 cohort
TNBT recently offered up $250,000 in state-of-the-art resources, workspace, grant funding & mentorship in the nation's toughest competition for young entrepreneurs ever.
Hundreds of Canadians, aged 17-22, competed to embark on the adventure of a lifetime this Fall.
Only ten young game-changers were chosen.
Over a 6 month period, they'll receive:
To facilitate entrepreneurship for the next generation of Innovators.
To re-imagine success, growth & learning.
To create opportunities for future leaders to shine.
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Our Mentors & Advisors
Meet some of the exceptional entrepreneurs who are members of our family.
“Through a powerful combination of mentorship & hands-on experience, TNBT gives young entrepreneurs access to a life changing opportunity that helps them thrive in today’s competitive business world. I'm proud to be part of a movement that empowers the next generation of game changers to build their dream.”- Michael Gokturk, Founder & CEO at Payfirma
if you want to go fast, go alone
if you want to go far, go together
The Next Big Thing is able to create cool programs for young entrepreneurs with the support of generous partners at some pretty amazing companies.
We're moving fast and we intend to go very far. Together.
Deepest thanks to the above companies for joining our mission.
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Missed the submissions deadline for our 2014 Entrepreneur-in-Residence program?
Don't worry, we'd still love to meet you & hear about your game-changing ideas.
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