Articles by: Erin Hesselink

Owen Osinde, CEO of Sneakerdeck, and Jasem Ahmady, lead of operations and design, at the Branded TO competition April 8. (Courtesy Sneackerdeck)

Students’ app combines social media with sneakers

A group of Ryerson students created Sneakerdeck, an app they hope will become the go-to social platform for people who love sneakers.

(Alex Heck/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson students caught sneaking into Cineplex

Ryerson students who attend classes in the Cineplex theatre have been caught trying to sneak into the movies for free. In the past two weeks alone, 18 students have been kicked out of Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which is showing in the IMAX theatre in complex at 10 Dundas East. Getting kicked out of a movie theatre also […]

by Erin Hesselink· · News
(Courtesy of CUCU)

Startup CUCU takes home $25,000 prize

A team of Ryerson graduates is bringing its credit-card customization idea to market after winning $25,000 in the Slaight New Venture competition last week. Their startup, CUCU, offers a patented sticker design that allows people to customize their debit and credit cards that won over the judges, beating two other finalists. “We went in there with patents ready to go, pretty much […]

(Courtesy Brady Lacroix)

Grad names baby after Ryerson

Ryerson grad Brady Lacroix enjoyed his time at Ryerson so much that he named his baby after the school. On March 23 at 12:58 p.m., Ryerson Joseph Lacroix was born at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. Proud parents Brady Lacroix and his fiancée Tara Stencill couldn’t be happier with their new baby or his name. When Stencill suggested the name Ryerson […]

by Erin Hesselink· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Team Crowdbabble poses in their DMZ office on March 28. (Erin Hesselink/Ryersonian Staff)

Crowdbabble: DMZ startup spotlight

Born in Dubai and grown in Toronto, Crowdbabble is another startup success story to join Ryerson’s DMZ. The social media analytics tool is set to disrupt the market, one social media platform at a time. Crowdbabble targets marketers and pulls data from their companies’ social media accounts, automatically putting it into easily consumable reports. Clients can also add their competitors’ […]

by Erin Hesselink· · News, On Campus
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