Grow your own lifestyle

Discover the link between business and the next generation of digital talent

What is upNext?

upNext is a three week entrepreneurial development program that offers young adults in Durham Region the opportunity to get real world experience among many other skills and will help those that are looking to start their own businesses walk the steps to do so. It’s aim is to help participants take control of designing their own future.

June 4 through 27 2018 – Apply Today!

A pilot program initiated by The Town of Ajax in 2015,  Startup Durham Region has taken over the operations and implementation of the program.


Are you ready for upNext?

What to Expect

Gain Experience

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.

Industry Leaders

The upNext program is delivered by Durham Region heavy-weights in digital marketing, sales, finance, investments, communications, and public relations.

High Octane

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.

No Cost

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.
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

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