Post Tagged with: "Startups"

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 […]

(Courtesy of CUCU)

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 […]

Ben Isotta-Riches, CIO of Aviva Canada. (Courtesy Keifer Wiseman)

Aviva Canada and the DMZ partnering to support startups

Aviva Canada and Ryerson’s DMZ unveiled a new partnership last Wednesday to help tech startups emerge break into their industries. The goal? To bring fresh ideas and encourage innovation in insurance and brokerage by collaborating with startups. Aviva Canada, a Canadian property and casualty insurance company made the official announcement at Ryerson on March 23. Abdullah Snobar, executive director of […]

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

Starting Up: SlimCut Media

Starting Up: SlimCut Media

Starting Up is an audio series featuring young and promising entrepreneurs on campus.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Business, entrepreneurship, News
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 […]

Smart applications for the Internet’s next wave

Smart applications for the Internet’s next wave

Refrigerators that tell you when you’re low on milk. Coffee makers that sync with your alarm. Umbrellas that beep when it’s about to rain. It might sound like something straight from a 1980s sci-fi movie, but in the not-so-distant future, it could be our reality. During the Internet’s first coming in the 1990s, we could only access the network on […]

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
‘Expert finder’ search engine startup joins the Digital Media Zone

‘Expert finder’ search engine startup joins the Digital Media Zone

Media Spot Me is one of the newest companies to join Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone. The company, launched last year, is the first search engine that connects journalists and other writers to industry professionals willing to be interviewed as expert sources. Teaming up with the DMZ is a step in the right direction for the fledgling company, said co-founder Stavros […]

by Amanda Soufi· · News, On Campus, Top stories