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TEDxRyersonU event proves that “echoes” theme resonates with students

TEDxRyersonU event proves that “echoes” theme resonates with students

Kevin Shaw, an RTA School of media alumni, lost his vision at 19 during his first-year of university. Today, he is an innovator in the world of entertainment production and is the founder of Zagga Entertainment, an on-demand site to stream described videos (DV) for the visually impaired. “People aren’t disabled, it’s the environment that’s disabling them,” said Shaw at […]

Allen Lau, CEO and co-founder of Wattpad shares his ups and downs of launching many businesses to an audience of entrepreneur hopefuls at Digital Media Zone Friday night. (Janelle Jordan / The Ryersonian)

Entrepreneurship at Ryerson: a life skill that’s not just for entrepreneurs anymore

“Don’t expect to be an overnight success.” “Ninety per cent of startup businesses fail.” These were some of the tough love takeaway messages students and aspiring entrepreneurs heard from Allen Lau. Lau, CEO and co-founder of Wattpad, was the keynote speaker marking the finale of Global Entrepreneurship Week at the Digital Media Zone on Friday  evening. But it wasn’t all bad […]

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