GRIT EDITION THREE - Flipbook - Page 5
All entrepreneurs need a certain level of ambition,
but these fearless founders are brave enough to
tackle problems that may seem unsolvable. Where
there is a will, there is a way and these folks are
proof that moonshots can be an earthly reality.
We all know that technology is powerful
and transformative. But, these founders have
harnessed next level tech to make a positive
impact on society. With all that brain power,
they could have solved just about anything,
but we’re happy they’ve committed themselves to changing the world, for better.
C H I N O VA B I O W O R K S
The Class of 2020 is chock a block full of impressive, creative
and ambitious entrepreneurs. They’re one of our strongest
cohorts to date (and certainly the most Zoom savvy).
In the pages that follow, we’ve profiled 25 of our most
promising founders and ventures across 5 categories;
a group nominated by their peers and the team at NEXT.
In our humble opinion, these founders hold the key to
unlocking all kinds of potential for Canada...and the world.
Meet the founders who embody the spirit of entrepreneurship and who are setting a positive example
for generations to come. They are driven, passionate,
empathic, self-aware, humble and committed to their
craft. Oh the places they will go.
E L I S E TA S T E T
A I L E E N AG A DA
A LT T E X
Some say it’s love at first sight, some say it’s more
like dating. Whatever their journey, these co-founders have found someone to share their passions,
complement their skill sets and build something
amazing with. So yeah, a pretty perfect marriage.
When you ask 80 overachievers to help pick
a peer who is most likely to succeed, well
then, you know the odds are in their favour.
These founders are building ventures destined to scale, make a huge impact on our
country and will have many of us saying “I
knew them when”.
I N T E L L I C U LT U R E
P R I VA T E A I
S U M M AT T I