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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.
Jack Cockwell’s family donated $8 million — the family has now donated $28 million in total to the school
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.
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 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]