Applications for Startup Next Toronto Now Open

Applications are live for the spring cohort of Startup Next Toronto.

Produced in partnership with MaRS Discovery District, The Working Group, and the City of Toronto, Startup Next Toronto will prepare eight startups for markets, accelerators and seed investment by providing high-quality mentorship through a global network of investors and founders.

Startup Next Toronto, is a five-week program gives startup founders the tools they need to navigate the early stages of building their companies, including a customer development strategy, completed market and competitive analyses, a minimum viable product and an investor-ready pitch deck.

“It is incumbent upon us to help those companies find the answers to validate their business models,” said Nathan Monk, senior strategist at MaRS and Startup Next Toronto director.

The program is free of charge and no equity is taken.

The spring cohort will also accept later-stage startups that are looking for critical feedback on specific feature designs, go-to-market channels, team building and scaling, marking the first Startup Next program to include both later-stage and early-stage founders.

The application deadline is March 21.