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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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, […]
The melodic noise from her grand piano echoes through the studio as her fingers dance across the keyboard. She keeps her eyes focused, steady on the music. As she hits her final note, she looks up with a smile. It’s the end of another tune for musical marvel, Jessica Ly. Ly, who is in her 20s, began practicing music as […]
Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) MBA program has been ranked in the top 10 in the country – based on reputation – by Canadian Business. The magazine ranked Ryerson’s program in 10th place overall. The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto took first place. “I’m tremendously excited,” said Chris MacDonald, interim director of TRSM’s MBA program. […]
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 […]
More Ontario women are becoming entrepreneurs, according to a study released last week, but experts say they still face more difficulty getting investors than men do. The 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Ontario report conducted by Ryerson University, the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Centre for Innovation Studies was released last week. It found that 13.8 per cent […]
The Joe Fresh Centre for Fashion Innovation opened its doors last Thursday to showcase some of its home-grown companies. The companies included a 3D jewelry line and an app that helps you track down clothes from your favourite TV shows. The event was part of this year’s Startup Open House Toronto, a networking event to showcase some of the city’s […]
Ryerson students stepped out of their reality and onto the virtual rooftop of a Toronto highrise building, with the help of a new virtual reality app. Video journalist Marie-Espérance Cerda paired up with the Transmedia Zone to create a 360-degree virtual reality app. “VR is bringing in all of these realms of possibilities and it’s pushing us to explore beyond […]
By Robyn Fiorda & Shaian Martin DMZ-based startup Akindi partnered with Toronto company Tiny Hearts this summer to launch a mobile app that gives professors an easier way to grade exams. The app is an extension of Akindi’s Scantron-alternative system. “It helps instructors not only access their grades on their phone, but they can actually generate the bubble sheets from […]
As many of us breathe a sigh of relief after being done with midterm season, nine students around campus are scrambling to get back into the routine of just going to class.
Starting Up is an audio series featuring young and promising entrepreneurs on campus. Listen to business reporters, A.A. Ali and Veronica Silva Cusi, as they talk to some of these entrepreneurs. In our first episode we speak with Agile Capital co-founders, André Wills and Kyle Boyko. Written and produced by Veronica Silva Cusi and A.A. Ali.
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This version corrects the description of Levin’s former job in paragraph 10 and the name of the DMZ in paragraph 2. Ryerson’s business incubator has welcomed two new startups along with the new school year. Backflip and SteadfastBeta are the latest startups to join the DMZ, formerly known as the Digital Media Zone, an organization for new companies looking to […]
A Ryerson student is hoping to convince people to drive electric cars by aiming for the place they care about most: their wallets. Fifth-year marketing and entrepreneurship major Ilya Zatolokin has created a web application that shows users how much money drivers can save with an electric car. The app, Drive EV, allows users to compare the costs of their […]
Ellie Voutsinas hands out digital prints of stickers, business cards, flyers and cupcakes with digital printed logos of ‘Pastels & Promenade’ logo to passers-bys. Along with group members Ali Fattahi, Tak Po Chu, Deborah Lewis and Harleen Sign, she created Pastels & Promenade, a business prints on food items with a special inkjet printer. Her booth was set up alongside […]
Things have changed a lot at Ryerson since Barry Avrich was a student. Back then, he says, the school wasn’t a university yet, and he was about 100 pounds heavier. But the advice his father gave him all those years ago is something he still preaches to students today: Don’t blend in. Avrich joined Ryerson students at the Law, Business, […]
For the first time ever, Ryerson’s student-run fashion show, Mass Exodus, will be offering an e-commerce platform through its app where attendees can purchase clothing, accessories and books produced by the fourth-year fashion design and fashion communication students. Robert Ott, chair of the school of fashion, said the idea stemmed from previous years when students’ designs were not for sale […]
Target’s distinctive red and white bulls-eye logo is making its way out of Canada– and few were really surprised. The U.S. department store chain announced last week that it will close all 133 of its Canadian stores. The retailer has struggled since it first opened its doors to Canadians in March 2013. Official estimates suggest the company has lost about $2 billion since […]
Gizelle Lao is the winner of the TedX RyersonU Speaker Auditions. She’ll be speaking at the official event tomorrow at the fifth annual TedX Ryerson event.
Sofia Beg is a 21-year-old student in Ryerson’s early childhood education program. While her friends have midterms on their minds, she’s thinking about how she can make her customers happy. Whenever Beg gets a break in the middle of class, she frantically refreshes her email to check the Instagram page of her business for updates. When she has a couple […]
… Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution.Startup Open House TorontoThe first Startup Open House in Toronto took place throughout downtown on Oct. 30 from 4-7 p.m. Over 100 companies participated and over 2,300 people signed up for the event.Visitors to the Shopify office gather around a tour guide to ask questions and learn more about the company.Visitors to […]
Students in the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) will be mixing the workforce with the classroom in the next three years. By 2017, TRSM will be offering co-op placements for all five of its full-time undergraduate programs. The school of accounting and finance and the school of hospitality and tourism both launched their co-op programs in September and are […]
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) said it is not responsible for barring a Ryersonian reporter from an event in which its CEO was speaking. Spokesman Dave Haggith said over the phone on Friday the organization does not handle attendance as the event the previous day was hosted by Ryerson’s MBA program. A Ryersonian reporter was turned away at the door that afternoon at […]
When it comes to financial planning, there’s no shortage of advice. But the endless amount of expertise and jargon can often be overwhelming for those looking to improve their money smarts. In a 2013 survey conducted among millennials, fewer than a third said they turned to blogs and social media for investment advice. Almost two thirds said that general websites, such […]
On a planet far away, cavemen wander through Egyptian pyramids. Astronauts explore the Sahara desert and princesses fly through space. All this and more is possible in the world of Ping Pong Story, a website created to develop the imaginations of children while promoting literacy at an early age. Ryerson graduate, Debora Rubin is the founder of this online portal. […]
David Collenette has been appointed distinguished visiting fellow at the Chang School of Continuing Education and the Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science at Ryerson. Over a one-year term, Collenette will share his expertise as a former senior business adviser and a member of Parliament. Marie Bountrogianni, the interim dean of the Chang School, says she supports the provost’s appointment […]
Sitting in the lotus position on a green yoga mat, dressed in tights and a bright purple sweater, Alex Leikermoser doesn’t look like a stereotypical business maven. But this Ryerson grad is quick to dispel the myth that entrepreneurs need to fit the profile of a suit-clad number cruncher, falling asleep in front of the computer. “It’s really about finding […]
Only a couple years ago it would have been unthinkable for Canada’s largest telecom company not to collaborate with the biggest name in Canadian mobile tech on the release of a flagship product. But that happened yesterday when Rogers announced that it will not stock BlackBerry’s newest phone, the Z30. Even in hindsight, it can be difficult to understand how […]
A Ryerson team believes bees and better financial literacy can help change the world, and they’ll test their theories at the Enactus World Cup in Cancun next week. Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together students and businesses to improve quality of life through entrepreneurship. Its board of directors boasts bosses from big name companies including Walmart, Unilever, […]
Jocelyn Edmison knows the business world is a bit of a boys’ club. “They’re all friends of friends of friends, who all worked their way up together,” the president of the Ryerson Women in Leadership Association (WiLA) and Ryerson MBA student said of many male-dominated corporate boards. “We’re still not at that point where enough females are up there to […]
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