Post Tagged with: "entrepreneurship"

Daniel Christian Tang uses 3D printing to create intricate jewelry. The pieces are created using architectural modelling software with 3D digital manufacturing technology.  (Robyn Fiorda)

PHOTOS: Top fashion startups at the Joe Fresh Centre

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 […]

by Robyn Fiorda· · Business, Fashion, News
Hot tech-startup fest makes Canadian debut in Toronto

Hot tech-startup fest makes Canadian debut in Toronto

Marketers, investors and students gathered at the Biomedical Zone in downtown Toronto last Thursday for Canada’s first NewCo entrepreneurship festival. The Biomedical Zone is a health tech incubator that works closely with St. Michael’s Hospital and Ryerson University to develop healthcare startup companies. The space is no stranger to startup business culture, making it a perfect setting for NewCo to […]

Akindi App, Photo by Kevin Siazon

In brief: Akindi launches new grading app for professors

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 […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Business, DMZ, entrepreneurship, News
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Rye grad creates makeup line for men

Waking up with a face full of acne on the day of prom can be a nightmare for some high school students, but for Andrew Grella it was the inspiration behind forming his company. “I went to my mom and she said, ‘Let me put some makeup on you,’ and I said she was crazy,” Grella said. “So I left […]

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Startup CUCU takes home $25,000 prize

A team of Ryerson graduates is bringing its credit-card customization idea to market after winning $25,000 in the Slaight New Venture competition last week. Their startup, CUCU, offers a patented sticker design that allows people to customize their debit and credit cards that won over the judges, beating two other finalists. “We went in there with patents ready to go, pretty much […]

Ryerson ad shoot, April 9, 2010.

DMZ’s GO mobile app retires, commuters react

Metrolinx retired the GO mobile app on Jan. 2 and commuters are still dealing with the rocky transition. The mobile app that was launched in 2011 by Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ) was having continuous technical issues.

by Christina Botticchio· · DMZ, News, Travel
Dr. Robert Clapperton, professor at Ryerson's Professional Communications Department at his desk in the Rogers Communication Centre in Toronto, Canada on January 26, 2016 (Aidan Cox/Ryersonian Staff)

Ryerson professor promotes social activism through gaming

Robert Clapperton, professional communications professor, created the Global Social Innovation Game (GSIG), a digital simulator that will challenge Grade 11 and 12 students to come up with sustainable business plans that address social problems.

Finance alumnus makes $1M deal on Dragons’ Den

Finance alumnus makes $1M deal on Dragons’ Den

Charith Perera was still at Ryerson when he came up with a business idea that would lead to a $1 million deal on Dragons’ Den, just two months ago.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Business, News
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 41

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 41

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from and from the Canadian University Press.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, News, Podcasts
The future Daphne Cockwell Health Sciences Complex named after former Brookfield CEO Jack Cockwell, formerly known as the Church Street Development. (Courtesy Ryerson)

Ryerson receives additional $8 million from Jack Cockwell family for entrepreneurship institute

Jack Cockwell’s family donated $8 million — the family has now donated $28 million in total to the school

Entrepreneurship in action: Ryerson students making an impact

Entrepreneurship in action: Ryerson students making an impact

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.

by Ban Ibrahim· · Arts & Life, entrepreneurship
Prince Edward, Queen Elizabeth's youngest son, visited Ryerson's Digital Media Zone on Oct. 27, 2015. He was joined by lieutenant-governor of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Sheldon Levy to discuss innovation and education with young entrepreneurs. (Krista Robinson/Ryersonian Staff)

Prince Edward visits the DMZ

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, spent the first part of his 37th official trip to Canada meeting with the founders of three startup companies at the DMZ.

Starting Up: Crowdbabble

Starting Up: Crowdbabble

Starting Up is an audio series featuring young and promising entrepreneurs on campus.   In this episode ,business reporters A. A. Ali and Veronica Silva Cusi talk to Crowdbabble, a social media analytics company. Abbas Alidina, Crowdbabble founder and CEO, talks about the importance of social media analytics and how their software-as-a-service business model works well with both small and big […]

Starting Up: Agile Capital

Starting Up: Agile Capital

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.

Backflip is a photo crowdsourcing app currently available in the iOS platform. (Veronica Silva Cusi/ Ryersonian Staff)

New startups join DMZ

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 […]

by Veronica Cusi· · Business, News
A 2013 study by Industry Canada shows that more than half of medium-sized businesses have men-only ownership and only four per cent that are owned exclusively by women. (Courtesy of Samantha Crisp/Ryersonian Staff)

MasterCard to donate $60,000 for women startups

In an effort to encourage more female entrepreneurs to enter the world of startups, MasterCard’s Youth Entrepreneurial Success (YES) program is donating $60,000 to Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone. Six female entrepreneurs, who must either be a current founder, co-founder or CEO of a startup, will each be awarded with $10,000 in resources. Half of money will be in the form […]

Ted Rogers Management Conference looks for bright ideas

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Art installations inspire student entrepreneurs around Ryerson

Four tall chalkboards popped up across campus Monday morning. Each tall chalkboard was an art installation with light bulbs activated by nearby movements asking, “Have any bright ideas?” Named the CR3ATE Box, the installations are part of the Ted Rogers Management Conference’s new program calling student entrepreneurs to build on their business ideas. The program invites 10 teams to attend […]

Q-and-A with Ryerson’s new distinguished visiting professor, Helen Burstyn

Q-and-A with Ryerson’s new distinguished visiting professor, Helen Burstyn

    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 […]

by Natalie Marynowski· · Business, education, jobs, News, On Campus
Cheryl Hsu, Nicole Bazuin and Alexandra Hong are the creative trio behind Madeleine Co.

Living the dream: Entrepreneurship lets you be your own boss

Three artists took their knack for innovation and launched an entrepreneurial start-up called Madeleine Co. The company will be assisting with Ryerson University’s Creative Catalyst conference on art and social innovation, which will take place June 2015. Madeleine Co. is a creative agency that fuses art and design with integrated social marketing strategies. The co-founders collaborate with clients to create artistic […]

Students gather at the Zone Learning fair on Gould Street on Sept. 25. (Anda Zeng/Ryersonian Staff)

Province grants Ryerson $2 million: for what?

  Last week, the province announced it’s given Ryerson a $2 million grant as part of its Campus-Linked Accelerators program to fund student entrepreneurial projects. Ryerson University president Sheldon Levy said this funding will “allow us to extend even further our commitment to build a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation across our campus, city and region.” But what does this […]

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, On Campus, Top stories

A brain drain? Not at the DMZ

When the American futurist writer Juan Enriquez came to Toronto last spring to speak at a health symposium, he presented the audience — a group of high-powered scientists, bio-tech researchers, and entrepreneurs — with a question. “What do the smartest people in Canada do? Where do they go?” The implied answer was along the lines of: “They go to the […]

by Mitchell Cohen· · Editorial, Opinion

RSU fights new DMZ optimization

Students looking to impress a dragon in the Dragons’ Den can now perfect their proposal, pitch and prototype in the newly approved optional specialization program, now being offered in conjunction with Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (DMZ). Aspiring entrepreneurs will soon be able to apply to an optional specialization for credit by presenting a well-developed business plan. If accepted, they will […]

by Meaghan Yuen· · News, On Campus