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DMZ launches advisory council for startups

DMZ launches advisory council for startups

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 […]

by Robyn Fiorda· · Business, DMZ
The DMZ is one of the 11 zones at Ryerson. (Shaian Martin)

Can female entrepreneurs build it? Yes they can

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 […]

by Robyn Fiorda· · Business, DMZ, entrepreneurship
A drone for aerial photography, made in the Ryerson DMZ

A drone for aerial photography, made in the Ryerson DMZ

DreamQii is a startup at the Ryerson Digital Media Zone that is making an internet-connected drone for aerial photographers. Check out their work in this video! The Internet of Things is a growing movement toward connecting more and more devices to the internet, including common devices like refrigerators, coffee machines, and home heating systems. You can read more about Ryerson’s […]

by Dilys Chan· · Business, Science & Technology, Videos
Michael Chang presents his company, Needle, during the DMZ’s event. (Alexa Huffman / Ryersonian Staff)

Gone in 60 seconds: DMZ hosts rapid-fire pitching competition

It took only a minute for two Digital Media Zone (DMZ) companies to impress a group of judges. Then again, that was all the time they had. The DMZ’s second annual 120 Minutes in the Zone, held on Nov. 12, had the entrepreneurial hub’s startups pitch their products and services in 60 seconds to a panel of judges and a […]

by Alexa Huffman· · News, Off Campus, On Campus