DMZ launches advisory council for startups

DMZ council

The DMZ forms new council to help startups. (courtesy DMZ)

A new advisory council will mentor Canadian companies at Ryerson’s DMZ.

“This board has some of the greatest minds of the country — business leaders that can really help propel our startups to the next level,” said DMZ executive director Abdullah Snobar.

The 20-member council was announced Wednesday at the DMZ and includes businesspeople like Anthony Lacavera, the CEO of Wind Mobile and former Dragons’ Den investor Bruce Croxon.

The council will meet six times per year and will help with networking and funding to enable DMZ-based companies to expand.

“We want this council to be able to get these people to think big and go international,” said Snobar.

The council will get to work immediately. Snobar said the process of forming the council began a year ago. The DMZ received 450 membership applications.


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