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Kristen Heredia, DMZ Media Relations Officer, Ryerson University, (416) 979-5000 x.2997, kheredia@ryerson.ca


Press Releases

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...More


DIGITAL MEDIA ZONE AT RYERSON UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES 2013 AS ITS MOST SUCCESSFUL YEAR

DMZ startups and alumni raised $24.5 million in seed funding and 48 new startups joined TORONTO, January 13, 2014 – The Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University (DMZ) celebrated its best year yet with 48 startups joining in 2013. As […]


DIGITAL MEDIA ZONE AT RYERSON UNIVERSITY ALUMNUS COMPANY FIGURE 1 ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION IN SEED FUNDING

Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University (DMZ) alumnus company Figure 1 announced today that it has raised $2 million in seed funding. Figure 1, the startup behind the popular healthcare photo sharing app of the same name, incubated at the […]


CITY OF OTTAWA AND RYERSON UNIVERSITY SPIN-OFF COMPANY FLYBITS LAUNCH OTTAWA NAV APP

Collaboration marks first step towards creating Canada’s first context-aware connected city TORONTO, November 18, 2013 — The City of Ottawa and Ryerson University spin-off company Flybits announced today the release of a free mobile...More


RYERSON UNIVERSITY AND BOMBAY STOCK EXCHANGE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCE WINNERS OF ‘THE NEXT BIG IDEA’ COMPETITION

TORONTO, November 11, 2013 — Ryerson University, Ryerson Futures Inc. (RFI) and Bombay Stock Exchange Institute Ltd. (BSEI) have announced the winners of ‘The Next Big Idea’ competition, a joint initiative between these organizations,...More


DIGITAL MEDIA ZONE AT RYERSON UNIVERSITY CELEBRATES ITS THIRD ANNIVERSARY

Startup incubator evolves and grows to help more innovators achieve success TORONTO, May 1, 2013 —- The Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University (DMZ) is celebrating its third anniversary with a look its achievements and impact to date,...More


BIG DATA WEEK HITS TORONTO APRIL 22 – 28

BIG DATA WEEK HITS TORONTO APRIL 22 – 28 Viafoura and Ryerson University bring the global event to Toronto for the first time  TORONTO, April 22, 2013 —- Viafoura and Ryerson University are proud to co-host Big Data Week Toronto, […]


RYERSON UNIVERSITY EDGE LAB PARTNERS WITH PHANTOM COMPASS TO INNOVATE IN EDUCATION AND GAME DEVELOPMENT

Research lab developing technologies to support children’s engagement at school TORONTO, March 13, 2013 —- Ryerson University’s pioneering Experiential Design and Gaming Environments (EDGE) Lab has partnered with leading Toronto game...More


FLYBITS EXHIBITING AT MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 2013 AND OFFICIALLY LAUNCHING FLYBITS LITE

Context-Aware and Intelligent Mobility Solutions by Flybits February 25-28th in the Canadian Pavilion (Stand 7F50, Booth 14) Toronto, Canada, February 14, 2013 – Flybits, an innovative company in the development of context-aware and intelligent...More


DMZ’S TOP 10 HOLIDAY APPS AND WEBSITES

Stop worrying about all the planning you have to do to prepare for the holidays – the Ryerson University Digital Media Zone (DMZ) has got your back! Brennan McEachran, a digital technology expert and founder of DMZ-supported company HitSend, has ...More