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
Fellows receive essential pro bono hours from Canada's top legal counsel, accounting & business management pros, as well as funding support from national partners such as Deloitte Canada, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, National Research Council (NRC) and BDC.
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 founding TNBT, Meredith worked from LA launching the world's largest B2B ecomm fashion wholesale platform.
Today she pays it forward as a dedicated tech startup mentor, advisor & consultant, as well as activist on behalf of women in entrepreneurship & technology.
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).
marketing at BCIT.
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.
The Director of Development is responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding corporate sponsor prospects, government grants, and philanthropic donors to ensure TNBT achieves its fundraising goals.
This is a tactical role where you will engage the business and startup communities to drive major gifts, planned giving campaigns and donor stewardship.
We're looking for a passionate, entrepreneurial, organized and hands-on business engagement and partnerships pro seeking to help bring TNBT to a new level of national impact.
You love: startups, youth innovation, coffee, being social.
You also dig: Salesforce, Google Docs, Slack, four-legged friends, and rolling up your sleeves to get the job done.
Sound like a fit? Learn more here.
We're moving fast and we intend to go very far. Together.
Deepest thanks to the following companies for sharing our vision.