UBC alum named valedictorian at Canada’s Next36 Venture Day

UBC alumnus Tagg Jefferson (BASc ’12 IGEN) was named the Next36 Valedictorian and received the Outstanding Venture award at the Next36 Venture Day on August 12. Jefferson was honoured for his work on GridCure, a project he co-founded.

Venture Day is the annual start-up showcase that marks the culmination of an eight-month program designed to launch new businesses and develop a group of Canada’s most promising young entrepreneurs. The group is mentored by top business leaders and faculty and receive up to $65,000 from venture capitalists for their ventures. Read more here.