SOURCE: The Next 36

The Next 36

March 30, 2016 09:30 ET

The Next 36 Announces Partnership With Media One Creative

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 30, 2016) - Canada's premiere program for the country's most promising entrepreneurs has a new creative partner to help bring its video production to the next level. Media One Creative will provide up to $100,000 worth of in-kind video services annually, split between the organization and up to three alumni ventures. With a list of clients that include Tim Hortons, SAP, Scotiabank and the YMCA of Greater Toronto, The Next 36 and its ventures will benefit from expertise and production quality it has not had access to over its first five years.

"We are thrilled to be working with a national non-profit focused on supporting the next generation of high impact entrepreneurs," said Derek Rider, CEO, Media One Creative. "As young entrepreneurs ourselves, we recognize the value of the mentorship, funding and education that The Next 36 provides and can't wait to start working with these startups." The first venture to receive support through the partnership will be Iconic Brewing Company, a rising star in the beverage alcohol industry, whose founders include two alumni of The Next 36. Two additional ventures will be chosen at Venture Day, the program's culminating event held on August 16 at MaRS Discovery District.

The Next 36 is supported by more than 300 business leaders across Canada including W. Galen Weston, Jimmy Pattison and the late Paul Desmarais Sr. as Founding Patrons. Its programs have contributed to the success of industry-changing start-ups including, Kira Talent, Bridgit, SeamlessMD, Thalmic Labs and Nymi in its first five years, as well as the creation of over 478 new jobs and over 48 million in funding raised by alumni since inception.

About The Next 36

The Next 36 delivers world-class founder development, business mentorship and venture building programs to Canada's most promising young entrepreneurs. We believe that by fast-tracking the development of Canada's most talented young innovators, we will help create industry-changing businesses and grow Canada's long-term prosperity. The Next 36 is supported by National Partners that include, EY, MaRS, MasterCard, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and TD Bank Group.

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About Media One Creative

Media One Creative is a digital video agency and creative production house co-founded by Derek G. Rider and Corey Peck in 2008. Since then, it has become one of Canada's fastest growing digital video agencies, with a team of over 65 professional audio, video, creative and project management staff on contract.

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Contact Information

  • For further details please contact:

    Jon French
    Director, Marketing & Communications The Next 36
    647-259-8943 x101

    Derek Rider
    CEO, Media One Creative Inc.