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July 25, 2016

CANADA’S TECH SECTOR: AN ECONOMIC GOLIATH

TORONTO, July 25, 2016 – Canada’s tech sector is a major driver of innovation and a dependable source of economic growth for the foreseeable future, indicates new research from the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) at Ryerson University. The report, released today, entitled The State of Canada’s Tech Sector, 2016, has updated and […]

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July 14, 2016

The top highlights (and lessons learned) from my first year as executive director

During the past 12 months as the Executive Director, I’ve had the privilege of being surrounded by a community of energetic, driven, resilient individuals. This community has allowed us, the DMZ, to thrive from the momentum, to become a leading global business incubator and to focus efforts on one ultimate priority: our startups. Muhammed Ali […]

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July 5, 2016

THE DMZ AT RYERSON UNIVERSITY SIGNS MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH PROMEXICO AND LATAM STARTUPS

TORONTO, July 5, 2016 – Today, Ryerson University and the DMZ, the top-ranked university-based incubator in North America, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with ProMexico and LatAm Startups. The signing comes off the heels of President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto’s visit to Ottawa for the North American Leaders’ Summit, which focused on […]

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July 4, 2016

Next Big Idea UK winners explore opportunities across the pond

Pictured above (from left) are Dr David Hardman, Innovation Birmingham; Mike Bandar, Hopper HQ; Aaron Rosland, Counsellor (Commercial – Ontario); Clive Bawden, Breaking Free Group and Andy Lee, NatWest. Over the years, the DMZ has made friends in countries all across the world.  Thanks to exciting partnerships, collaborations and competitions, we’ve expanded our network to […]

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June 27, 2016

Mayor Tory launches StartUpHERE Toronto Café mentoring platform

Mayor John Tory launched a new mentoring platform for entrepreneurs and small businesses with program partner Ten Thousand Coffees. “This initiative will help make Toronto’s business community more accessible to those developing their businesses and careers,” said Mayor Tory. “We are pleased to help open the doors to success for future generations of entrepreneurs.” The […]Mayor

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June 24, 2016

Workplace inclusion- more than just diverse faces

This year marks the first Pride Month in Toronto. It also marks the first time in Canadian history where a mayor, premier and the Prime Minister will march in the Pride parade. Although an inaugural occasion to be celebrated, the recent attack in Orlando reminds us that the fight to end discrimination against the LGBTQ […]This

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June 23, 2016

Building a culture of embracing change

If you’re like me, you spent last month riveted as the Toronto Raptors exceeded expectations and advanced through three rounds of the NBA playoffs for the first time in franchise history. As I watched this scrappy underdog team defy the odds and seemingly will themselves to victory over heavily-favoured rivals, one thought kept occurring to […]If

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June 13, 2016

The winners of The NBI in Fintech program, presented by BMO, are…

It’s hard to imagine it now, but as recently as the mid-80s, Canadians’ day-to-day interaction with finance amounted to walking to the bank, filling out a withdrawal slip, standing in line and retrieving enough money to spare themselves the ordeal of repeating the exercise too soon. No bank machines. No online banking. No bill paying […]It’s

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June 9, 2016

How to get the most out of conferences

Professional conferences are an unavoidable fact of startup life. However, it can become confusing to know where to focus your time, what sessions to attend or how many meetings are too many. All these questions may give you the sudden urge to stay home or worse, attend a conference and just wallow in the crowd. […]

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May 19, 2016

THE DMZ AND GOODMANS LLP PARTNER TO PROVIDE ENTREPRENEURS WITH LEGAL SUPPORT

TORONTO, May 18, 2016 — Providing legal consultation to forward-thinking startups is the motivation behind Goodmans LLP’s partnership with the DMZ at Ryerson, the leading university-based incubator for emerging tech startups. As part of the new partnership, Goodmans LLP, one of Canada’s premier transaction law firms, will be the DMZ’s official ‘legal counsel-in-residence’ providing on […]