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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 […]

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
[Left to right] Alexander Mines, Tanner MacDonald, and Trevor McConnell, three of the four founders of the Food Innovation Hub, attend the Urban Farm Fall Harvest Party on October 25, 2016. Osama Sbeitan (not pictured) is the fourth founder and director of the Food Innovation Hub. (Courtesy Chayonika Chandra)

Ryerson introduces new food incubator

 The Food Innovation Hub (FIH) is Ryerson’s first student-led food incubator that helps companies start to grow and monetize their businesses. The FIH is a subset of the new initiative in the science faculty called the Science Discovery Zone (SDZ). “Toronto is a mecca for food; go around any corner and there’s 50 different ways in which different cultures innovate […]

The Crown Prince Couple. (Courtesy Jørgen Gomnæs via The Royal Court)

The Norwegian Royals are coming to Ryerson

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway are visiting the Student Learning Centre today from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to discuss social innovation. They will be meeting will innovative startup founders such as Robin Cory (Colbeck Strategic Advisors), Johann Koss (Right to Play), Maayan Ziv (AccessNow) and Tariq Fancy (Rumie). According to the Royal Norwegian Embassy press release, […]

by Daniela Olariu· · DMZ, entrepreneurship, News
The team behind Gimme360 in their office at Ryerson's Fashion Zone (LR Alex De Jäger (Courtesy of Danielle Lee)

Ryerson startup combines virtual reality, fashion and charity

A startup from Ryerson’s Fashion Zone is combining fashion and technology to start a social movement and is using Kickstarter to do it. Gimme360 is a clothing company that donates proceeds from every garment sold to provide water for developing countries. The amount of proceeds donated depend on the project they’re working on due to the amount of equipment needed […]

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