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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
TNBT recently offered up $350,000 in state-of-the-art resources, work space, 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:
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The Globe & Mail (video)
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The Wall Street Journal
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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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You owe it to yourself to do something extraordinary with your life
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.
Thanks for your submission!
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