Is your startup canada's next big thing?

TNBT' supports youth innovators, builders, makers and doers. Since 2014, TNBT has accelerated 35 youth-founded startups and 58 young entrepreneurs. 

“One of the most powerful things about The Next Big Thing , is the robust network of individuals that are part of TNBT. The peer network of young individuals that are going through similar challenges and building scalable businesses is incredibly motivating and supportive.”

— Sarah Main, 2015 TNBT Entrepreneur - Reach


    Personalized learning & goal setting are key to real-world success and are key to all of our programming. All TNBT Entrepreneurs receive guidance in best business practices ranging from financial management to marketing to investor relations to personal brand.

    Unparalleled education resources are made available to our community of young entrepreneurs.

    TNBT provides access to state-of-the-art open concept, Canadiana-styled offices. TNBT Entrepreneurs have access to the offices, and also have access to invaluable pro bono hours with top legal counsel, accounting, investment & business management pros among others, from national partners such as Ernst & Young, Osler, Hoskin, Harcourt, National Research Council (NRC), Flight Centre & Brix Media.


    Building a professional network is key to launching your start up! As part of the TNBT each entrepreneur is plugged into an unparalleled network of renowned founders, Angels, VCs & connectors in the community.

    Connect with like-minded peers through VIP events & activities including speaker series, fireside-chats, and office tours with leading businesses. Let's not forget the incredible network of peers you will be tapped into and working with day to day!

    TNBT Entrepreneurs receive ongoing customized one-on one-coaching from the TNBT team in the areas of business foundations, strategy, personal branding, marketing and staffing to name a few.

    Get set up with business leaders and investors to guide you through your start up journey through the TNBT mentorship program. Our mentor community includes accomplished entrepreneurs, investors, scientists, educators, developers & business specialists. Ventures and entrepreneurs are matched up with subject matter experts from a wide variety of organizations, like Hootsuite, Vision Critical, Native Shoes, Microsoft, and EA.

    But wait we got more! Aside from working with awesome people and being in a kick ass office, each TNBT Entrepreneur receives an invaluable amount of perks including: 

    • FB Starts Program 
    • F6S
    • Access to fitness and yoga classes
    • And let's not forget weekly socials, lots of cute puppies, SNACKS and bottomless coffee