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 […]
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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 […]
Ryerson’s most recent push for entrepreneurship has taken students and members of faculty to Germany. The group went as a collaboration between the Ryerson Entrepreneurship Institute and the Strascheg Centre for Innovation in Munich. They joined people from all over the world for an academic program for entrepreneurship (APE) bootcamp. Students and faculty members also came from a variety of […]
Ryerson’s DMZ university incubator program was ranked #1 by UBI Global Nov. 4.
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 […]
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 […]
Ryerson University has recently welcomed Helen Burstyn as a distinguished visiting professor in social innovation and enterprise. Burstyn has been involved in government, community service and business for 35 years and has a wealth of knowledge to share with students. The Toronto resident is chair of The Partnership Forum, the Ontario government’s advisory body on the not-for-profit sector. She […]
Enrolment is now open for a new optional program that helps engineering students turn their innovative ideas into realities. “We obviously have a group of students that are entrepreneurial in the program and want to divvy up new products or services,” said Liping Fang, the associate dean of undergraduate programs and student affairs at the faculty of engineering and architectural […]
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 […]