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Lassonde student selected for the Next 36


Lassonde student Linar Ismagilov has been selected as part of 2016 cohort of the Next 36

A second-year student in Mechanical Engineering, Ismagilov (pictured with the School’s founding donor Pierre Lassonde) will be participating in the 8-month intensive entrepreneurial training program next year.

“Entrepreneurship requires the mastery of multiple skills. Not only does an entrepreneur have to be technically skilled, but he has to also have the vision and business goals to succeed. It’s this combination that I am excited to learn through the Next 36 program,” said Ismagilov.

The Next 36 is a program that accelerates the growth of Canada’s most talented young entrepreneurs by providing mentorship, capital and unparalleled founder development.

Each year, 36 young Canadian innovators are selected in a North America-wide competition. The students are challenged to build a new business venture or iterate and scale an existing idea with enormous potential.

For eight months, these young entrepreneurs are mentored by successful Canadian entrepreneurs and business leaders, taught by some of the world’s top faculty, and seek funding from top investors to build their venture.

As a Next 36 entrepreneur, Ismagilov will get hands-on startup experience by building his venture, learn critical business skills and startup strategy, be inspired by top Canadian entrepreneurs as they share stories of their successes (and failures) and collaborate with impressive peers from across the country to become part of an alumni network of Canada’s young changemakers.


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