Monday, October 19 - November 27, 2015
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Startup Next, a Techstars program, is the #1 startup pre-acceleration program in the world.
The program is designed in such a way that founders are able to continue building their product, since it's a part time program, that consists of 3-hour weekly sessions for 6 weeks. The program is free of charge and no equity is taken.
Startup Next is organized in Toronto by TWG and MaRS. Sessions will be hosted by TWG, extended sessions & demo night will be hosted by MaRS.
TWG: 425 Adelaide St W, #300
MaRS: 101 College St
Even though Startup Next is part of Techstars, it’s not exclusively preparing startups for Techstars accelerator programs. Over time we have built a strong network of accelerators and investors worldwide and work closely with them to refer our accelerator/investor-ready alumni.
Startup Next has helped more than 50 startups get into top accelerators and raise more than $40 million dollars in funding. See our success stories and case studies.
Check out the program overview to learn more, and read FAQs to understand whether Startup Next is a good fit for your startup. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with other questions.
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Before joining Samsung, Prashant was a Senior Consultant for Deloitte Consulting in Toronto, where he advised companies across various sectors on strategy, operations and performance improvement. He was also the Chair of Deloitte’s pro bono consulting services for non-profit organizations.
Prashant holds an MBA from INSEAD and completed his BBA at the Schulich School of Business. He holds a Chartered Accountant designation.
Speakers and Mentors
He's worked in global corporations, mid-sized companies and now his very own start up. His strengths in strategy, finance, sales and operations have helped him build Four Walls as they recently closed a deal with a Canadian developer.
VP, Product & Sales Engineering at Slyce
Sean's work is about building and releasing products quickly and intelligently, or scaling with less pain and more insight. As a result, he has worked directly with many startups to help them in their initial launch or growth strategies.
Sean has spoken about marketing or data at countless events both private and public, including Velocity, Web 2.0 Expo and eMetrics, and has written about data in the past for O'Reilly.
He favours customer centric, evidence based, 'Lean' approaches when developing business plans. He loves building strong, happy teams, collaborating on business strategy, and implementing Lean startup methods at both small and large organizations.
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Ryan’s passion of working with businesses is leveraged through the consulting work he does through MSH District and his own personal clients
By night, Chris is a Co-founder of Multiplicity, a not-for-profit group supporting education and thought leadership in the Toronto Start-up community.
Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, Narbe worked as a Senior Strategy Manager at TELUS, developing and shaping their Internet of Things (IoT) segment. Narbe has also worked with a number of Software as a Service (SaaS) companies, developing operational and go-to-market strategies.
Narbe began his career at Deloitte, within the Corporate Strategy and M&A Advisory groups, primarily working with private equity, pension funds and large corporates on a number of strategic initiatives.
Narbe has taught courses in technology entrepreneurship and accounting at the Schulich School of Business, and has also been an instructor for the Canadian Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants.
Narbe is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA), and has a BBA from the Schulich School of Business.
Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, Qasim was an Operations Analyst on the business development team at Pivotal Software, where he worked directly with innovative startups and leading North American Fortune 500 businesses on mobile app development, PaaS initiatives, and big-data. Prior to Pivotal, Qasim was responsible for evangelizing agile software development and pair programming techniques among clients in the media, sports, and entertainment sectors at Xtreme Labs.
Qasim has also dabbled in his own entrepreneurial ventures, and is the recipient of the Nicol Award for Entrepreneurship for a digital fashion marketplace. He is a recurring contributor to The Business of Fashion and Techvibes.
Program Sponsors and Partners
The Startup Next Toronto 2015 team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.