HootSuite founder launches grant, mentorship program for entrepreneurs

December 10, 2013

Ryan Holmes, Canadian founder of social media management company HootSuite, has announced a new foundation that will offer 10 promising entrepreneurs aged 18 to 22 a bursary of $10,000 and 6 months of mentoring at HootSuite. The Next Big Thing foundation has already received applications from 100 youth from across the globe. “Winners will get the kind of hands-on training that junior entrepreneurs need but can’t obtain through typical education, says Holmes. “We’re bringing in incredible mentors, doing one-on-one sessions with them.” Holmes is also advocating for universities to do more to encourage students to pursue careers in technology and engineering, to make up for a shortage of these types of workers. Toronto Star | Globe and Mail