2018 APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! APPLY TODAY!
Are you ready for upNext?
For Emerging EntrepreneursAre you or is someone you know...
- A young adult, age 18-29?
- Have a business idea?
- Want to start your own business?
- Need experience for your resume?
- Looking for connections and introductions?
- Learn More
For Durham BusinessesDoes your business...
- Call Durham Region home?
- Need help with an online presence?
- Want to take advantage of social media?
- Help unemployed young adults?
- Require talent?
- Learn More
What to Expect
We connect aspiring digital talent with businesses that require assistance with their online presence to provide real world experience.
Get introduced to the business world of Durham Region and shake hands with the individuals that will help push your career in the right direction.
The upNext program is delivered by Durham Region heavy-weights in digital marketing, sales, finance, investments, communications, and public relations.
Delivered in a three week period (June 4 – June 27), upNext is designed to get you in the digital game quickly and it packs a serious punch.
Passion in Mind
Created with the belief that with the right support and opportunities Durham Region can spur the next generation of best-in-class digital talent.
Funded by our generous sponsors and fuelled by the champions of change, upNext provides a high level crash course in digital marketing at no cost.
Entrepreneurship 101 with Rory Sheehan
Networking 101 with the Ajax Pickering Board of Trade
Idea Validation with Open People Network and The Story Architect
Operations 101 with Russ Montague
Personal Branding with Trainer Jane Warr
Pitch Sessions with Open People Network and Marlon Shaw
And soooo much more…
I have successfully been hired at the University of Toronto Press and I want to thank you for helping me start my career. I give huge credit to upNext for helping to achieve this goal. Employers are definitely interested in talent coming out of the program and are impressed with what is accomplished.Meaghan