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Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston officially open BIL-Ryerson DMZ India by breaking a coconut, typically done in the country before starting a new undertaking. This first Canadian-led incubator in India is a joint venture between the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute Ltd., Ryerson University, Ryerson Futures Inc. and Simon Fraser University.

GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CANADA OFFICIALLY OPENS CANADIAN-LED ACCELERATOR IN INDIA

His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, officially opened the first Canadian-led accelerator in India today, a joint venture between the Bombay Stock Exchange Institute Ltd., (BIL), Ryerson University of Toronto, Canada, Ryerson Futures Inc. (RFI), and Simon Fraser University.


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HackerNest Construct Takes Over the DMZ

HackerNest — a Toronto-based non-profit group focused on building supportive Silicon Valley-like tech communities in North America — hosted a 48-hour hackathon at the DMZ last weekend. The event brought together talent from all over the city who worked in […]


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Mapping The Way to Success with Roadmunk

“The bigger the problem, the more value you can create by solving it,” says Latif Nanji. In Latif’s case, that problem was how to create and communicate product roadmaps in a specialized, efficient and visually appealing way. The solution? Roadmunk. […]


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The Amount of Money Startups Can Waste on Bad Hires

This post was originally published by Randy Frisch on uberflip.com A couple of weeks ago I was sitting with our Director of Finance to review year-end T4 tax paperwork for our team (similar to a W-2 for my American friends […]


Ryerson University President and Vice-Chancellor Sheldon Levy, along with Wits University Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Adam Habib, today announced the creation of eight fellowships providing student entrepreneurs from leading South African universities an opportunity to develop their businesses at one of Ryerson’s incubators, including the renowned Digital Media Zone (DMZ). Image courtesy of Wits University.

NEW FELLOWSHIPS HELP SOUTH AFRICAN STUDENTS INCUBATE BUSINESSES AT RYERSON UNIVERSITY

TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2014 — Ryerson University today announced the creation of eight fellowships providing student entrepreneurs from leading South African universities an opportunity to develop their businesses at one of Ryerson’s incubators, including the renowned Digital Media Zone (DMZ). […]


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The 10K Startup Showdown

DMZ startup Luevo is one of 10 startups competing for $10,000 worth of social media and marketing services in the Stryve Group‘s 10K Social Media Startup Showdown. Luevo is a product-based crowdfunding platform that connects fashion designers who need a jumpstart for […]


Meet the Team Behind Virtual Next

Virtual Next co-founders Bijan Shahrokhi and Andy Lai are helping both consumers and merchants by simplifying in-store card programs. Reloadable gift cards and loyalty programs are a great way to incentivize shoppers, but they can be difficult to implement and manage for […]


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Keeping It In the Family

Yesterday was Family Day for several Canadian provinces but for many startups at the DMZ, Family Day is every day. Several companies are run by siblings, parents and husband-and-wife teams, bringing a unique closeness to the day-to-day operations of running […]


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Friday Roundup: Valentine’s Day Edition

Happy Valentine’s Day! Share these links with your sweetheart. Twelve apps for Valentine’s Day. Also check out Re:Beat, an app that records your digital heartbeat to send to a loved one. Creepy or romantic? Perfect for those chocolate addicts, Hershey may be […]


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Meet Monica of The Shop Society

Monica Mei is a Ryerson grad, founder of the women’s luxury clothing line Aime, and CEO of DMZ-based company The Shop Society, a mobile software product that humanizes the digital shopping experience. The social platform rewards clients for loyalty and connects buyers […]