The Next 36

The Next 36

August 12, 2013 09:00 ET

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity: Canada's Top Young Entrepreneurs Pitch to Top Investors at 'The NEXT 36' Venture Day

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Aug. 12, 2013) - The Next 36 - Canada's unique immersion program for young entrepreneurs is pleased to present its third annual Venture Day on Tuesday, August 13, 2013. Last fall, 36 of Canada's brightest young minds were chosen for the program from over 1000 applications from across the country. They have received a year of mentorship from some of Canada's most successful business leaders, been taught by world-renowned faculty and received up to $95,000 in start-up funding. Venture Day will feature 18 new technology companies developed by these students. They will present to a room filled with investors, mentors and members of the business community with hundreds more watching live online.

Eight investment-ready ventures will present to angel investors and venture capitalists in the afternoon.

Supported by more than 250 Canadian business leaders - including W. Galen Weston, Paul Desmarais Sr. and Jim Pattison - The Next 36 aims to transform the country's most promising undergraduates into high-impact entrepreneurs and nation builders.

The day will also feature a keynote address by Brian Scudamore, Co-founder and CEO of 1-800 GOT JUNK.

WHO: 36 of Canada's top young entrepreneurs, their mentors, program co-founders and potential investors

WHAT: A showcase of Canada's best young entrepreneurial talent. Businesses to present include:

  • Bridgit: A mobile application for construction sites that will eliminate many of the costly delays on site, by improving communication between contractors through trackable and tagged multimedia messages.

  • Seamless Mobile: A technology developed to prevent hospital readmissions which cost Canadian and U.S. hospitals $27 billion each year and up to 75% are preventable. The product is a mobile platform which empowers patients to manage their recovery process after surgery and enables hospitals to catch complications earlier. This results in increased patient satisfaction, reduces readmissions and generates significant cost savings for the health care system.

  • Purchext: A global digital wallet that enables parents to proactively control their childrens' spending. Thanks to this mobile payment application, parents have the ability to add flexible controls over their children's purchases.

  • Many more innovative and exciting businesses

WHEN: Media are invited to the full morning: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 8:15 am - 12:15 pm
Media availability, photo opportunity with entrepreneurs & judges 10:35 am -11:00am am
WHERE: MaRS Discovery District
Auditorium (Lower Level)
101 College St., Toronto ON M5G 1L7

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