Queen’s Commerce Student Awarded Prestigious Satchu Prize by The Next 36

Posted on September 23, 2011

Fourth year Commerce student Emily Dimytosh has received the highest individual award granted by The Next 36, Canada’s most intense and selective boot camp for young entrepreneurs. The Satchu Prize is awarded each year in recognition of outstanding performance in the program and a demonstrated potential to lead Canada’s next generation of high impact entrepreneurs. It is named for Reza Satchu, Founding Chair of The Next 36, himself a serial entrepreneur and professor for the program.

The Next 36 is a new national program championed by Galen Weston, Paul Desmarais Sr., Jimmy Pattison and many others, to transform the country’s most promising undergraduates into Canada’s top entrepreneurs. Rick Spence of the Financial Post described it as “the most intense, hot-house effort to force grow entrepreneurs ever attempted in Canada,” and students call it “more impactful than university.”

Reflecting on her experience, Emily said, “The Next 36 has not only helped me to reach my goals – it has allowed me to completely rewrite and redefine them.”

Emily and the other women of The Next 36 created a video encouraging more aspiring female entrepreneurs to apply to the program. Watch Calling all female entrepreneurs – Why women should apply to The Next 36

Applications are currently being accepted for the second cohort of The Next 36. Interested students must apply by October 7th, 2011.

About The Next 36
The Next 36 provides key resources to young Canadians with the potential to build and lead great organizations. Promising undergraduates are selected from a variety of academic disciplines, and from across Canada, through a rigorous national selection process. The young entrepreneurs selected are placed in teams of four and tasked with building a business in the mobile or tablet space. For 8 months they are provided mentorship from some of Canada’s top business leaders, up to $50,000 cash, and academic instruction from some of the world’s top faculty. The program is spearheaded by a founding group of 50 high-profile business leaders, entrepreneurs, and academics.

For more information, please visit: www.thenext36.ca

For further details please contact:

Jon French
Director, Marketing & Events. The Next 36