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DMZ network effects blog

November 28, 2016

Five things a VC wants you to know about network effects

As your startup is growing, you’ll likely be seeking venture capital. This is why the DMZ recently jump started its monthly investor series, Capital Catalyst, to help entrepreneurs maneuver through the current fundraising environment. Our first official session was on network effects. Often underutilized or not carefully executed, network effects are a key component in […]As

Fintech Awards press release

November 23, 2016

THE DMZ WINS AT THE 2016 FINTECH AWARDS

The DMZ and Ryerson’s Zone Startups awarded ‘Incubator Award’ and ‘Academic Institution Most Supportive of Fintech Award’ respectively. TORONTO, November 23, 2016 – The Digital Finance Institute’s 2016 Fintech Awards announced the DMZ as the winner of its ‘Accelerator, Incubator or Entrepreneurial Network Award.’ The DMZ was selected among three finalists that included Communitech and […]The

GEW Huffington Post blog post

November 18, 2016

Innovation in education: Why Canada needs it now more than ever

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the largest celebration of innovators and job creators, aiming to raise global awareness about the benefits of becoming an entrepreneur. From small towns to big cities, entrepreneurs all over the world are creating an economic and social impact that continues to improve the livelihood of millions. How so? Small street vendors […]

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November 17, 2016

The four pillars to make sure your startup stays on track

Dave Chalmers, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the DMZ, helps startups with growth, operations and strategy. Building a tech company is a pressure filled experience that requires founders and their employees to have a great work ethic, be multi-talented and open to change, all while executing against sound business fundamentals. Often founders look to the billion dollar […]Dave

East coast blog photo

November 8, 2016

Committing to coast-to-coast innovation

Canada is charting a forward-thinking path; a path that fuels innovation and opens new opportunities for economic growth. And as we continue to grow, our prosperity depends on the progress of not just a couple cities, but every city and town coast-to-coast. This past summer, I had the opportunity to travel to the east coast’s […]

Sales rep blog DMZ

November 7, 2016

Six things to consider before hiring your first sales rep

Rajen, an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the DMZ, helps startups gain sales traction and build high performing sales teams. Once startups land a few customers, they often face the point where they wonder: “As the founder or CEO, I’m the only person responsible for sales on my team. I’m thinking about hiring a sales rep because I […]

Cabinet meeting resized DMZ

October 25, 2016

THE DMZ AT RYERSON AND MONTRÉAL’S NOTMAN HOUSE RESPOND TO GOVERNMENT OF QUÉBEC-ONTARIO JOINT CABINET MEETING

TORONTO, October 25, 2016 – Following the joint cabinet meeting last week between the government of Québec and Ontario, the DMZ at Ryerson in Toronto and Notman House in Montréal have collaborated to create ‘The Cabinet Action Initiative.’ In order to deliver on the idea of ‘an open innovation ecosystem,’ one of the seven agreements […]

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October 24, 2016

Are we celebrating Canadian entrepreneurs?

If asked to name a famous Canadian hockey player, the names Wayne Gretzky or Sidney Crosby may come up. If asked to name a well-known Canadian entrepreneur, it may take a bit longer to think of someone. But why is that? My next piece in the Huffington Post delves into a survey conducted by Ipsos […]If

Intuit DMZ

October 20, 2016

INTUIT QUICKBOOKS CANADA ANNOUNCES “STARTUP FOUNDATIONS” INITIATIVE TO HELP EDUCATE AND SUPPORT UP TO 10,000 STARTUPS IN CANADA

TORONTO, October 20, 2016 – Intuit QuickBooks Canada today announced its newest program to enable entrepreneurial success through financial literacy across the country, “Startup Foundations”. In celebration of Small Business Week, QuickBooks Canada is collaborating with Startup Canada, SociaLIGHT, Launch Academy, Notman House and the DMZ at Ryerson University to help educate, train and enable […]

Zensurance NBIF winner 2016

October 18, 2016

THE NEXT BIG IDEA IN FINTECH: DMZ AT RYERSON AND BMO ANNOUNCE NATIONAL WINNERS

TORONTO, October 19, 2016 – BMO Financial Group and the DMZ have announced the three winners for ‘The Next Big Idea in Fintech’. The program, launched in June 2016, is designed to foster innovation and growth in financial services technology. Applicants from across Canada were invited to apply for the program, which included a four-month […]