Bright Idea: Not Your Typical Summer (Boot) Camp

Young inventors, creators, changemakers & problem solvers. Entrepreneurship fundamentals in 4 days. 

Over 4 days, students will be encouraged to explore their individual skill sets and passions, to identify real opportunities within their interest areas and design products that speak to them. Students are mentored throughout the process and develop stronger confidence in themselves as creative problem solvers. This four-day event hosts 35 youth, grouped by age, to participate in exploring their skills, talent and interests that can inform their career trajectory, build skills and highlight individual strengths. Youth will explore the themes of Purpose, Curiosity, Impact, Problem & Solution and Growth. Mindfulness and movement will be incorporated through activities such as yoga, mediations, fun workouts and healthy meals. Lunch is provided each day.

Daily Schedule/

9:00am      Start and Welcome: Introduction of daily theme / Snack
9:30am      Wellness: Fitness and Mindfulness including yoga, meditation, fun workouts
10:30am    Break
10:45am    Themed Activity: Purpose, Curiosity, Impact, Problem
12:15pm    Lunch
1:00pm      Startup Skool Workshop
2:30pm      Speaker or Alumni Mentor Led Activity
3:30pm      Day End


Deep dive into entrepreneurship, meet industry leaders, young CEO's, mentorship, a peer network of like-minded youth and fun!


Participation is free thanks to our wonderful partners, RBC & Hootsuite. To complete the application and gain acceptance into the program. Once you have ordered a ticket, please email with a 1-3 minute video answering the question "what Sparks your curiosity?" 

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The Next Big Thing 2016 Cohort: Open House on May 4th, 2016

Are you curious about The Next Big Thing Fellowship Program? Are you an entrepreneur aged 18 - 25 yrs old interested in applying for the 2016/2017 cohort? Our open house will answer all your questions and introduce you to our alumni. What to expect:

  • tour our awesome offices in Hootsuite HQ

  • hear quick talks from a few inspiring TNBT Alumni

  • get the low down on program details and awesome perks

The Next Big Thing is a charitable organization with a vision to level the playing field for the next generation of leaders to create progress and impact through business. We do that by empowering young entrepreneurs across Canada, and connecting them to the resources, tools, education & networks they need to succeed. Since 2014 we have supported 34 entrepreneurs, all under 25, who have launched 23 ventures and have raised $2.8M in capital.

Our community includes world-recognized investors, influencers, CEOs & founders who share our passion for accelerating youth innovation. 

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