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Rye engineering grad wins $500,000 to launch business

A Ryerson chemical engineering grad has won $500,000 to launch his own chemical engineering business. Seyed Nourbakhsh came up with the idea of a self-powered, automatic swimming pool chlorinating system a year after working at a Burlington pool company as part of a co-op placement during his final year in 2013. In the same year, Nourbakhsh won all stages of the Norman […]

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Ryerson and Indian startup zone partner to help international tech companies

Last week, Ryerson Futures Incorporated partnered with an Indian startup zone to help launch a new program to bring more tech companies to India. The new program, called Gateway91, is based out of the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai, India and is designed for international technology companies looking to expand into India. Zone Startups India, the organization that is launching the the new program, […]

by Chayonika Chandra· · Business, News, Off Campus
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Scotiabank donates $325,000 to TRSM

More students from the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) will have opportunities to do co-ops in the non-profit sector thanks to a recent donation from Scotiabank. This week, Scotiabank donated $325,000 to Ryerson’s TRSM to launch the Scotiabank Changemakers program. This money will fund co-op placements in charity organizations for TRSM students. “Through the Scotiabank Changemakers program, we hope […]

by Danielle Lee· · Business, education, News, On Campus
The Sneakerdeck team, pictured from left to right (Owen Osinde, Jasem Ahmady and Ryan MacDonald) (Courtesy Sneakerdeck)

Sneaker market goes digital

By mixing social media and commerce, Ryerson students are creating a space for the sneakerhead community. Third-year entrepreneurship student, Owen Osinde, recently launched the beta version of Sneakerdeck, an online “social commerce platform” aimed at people who are passionate about sneakers, known as sneakerheads. Since the site launched on Oct. 12, they’ve already had more than 500 users sign up. […]

by Esther Lee· · Audio, Business, entrepreneurship, News
DMZ strikes deal to provide mental health counselling

DMZ strikes deal to provide mental health counselling

With high workplace stress levels and failure being a common trend for startups, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that some entrepreneurs are likely to experience a strain on their mental health. To help entrepreneurs take better care of their emotional and mental well-being, Ryerson’s DMZ has announced a partnership with the online therapy platform TranQool to provide DMZ-based entrepreneurs […]

by Amira Zubairi· · Business, DMZ, entrepreneurship, News
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