Student Entrpreneurship

Our talent and startup creation hub

Fueling Canada’s emerging tech entrepreneurs

The DMZ’s Student Entrepreneurship programs help university and high schools students with skills development and business ideation and formation.

Startup  creation.

Startup creation.

Take your innovative business idea to the next level and join a tailored incubation program that includes access to exclusive development support dedicated workshops and mentors

Talent  creation.

Talent creation.

From creating a lean business model to designing your first website, access interdisciplinary and hand-on opportunities to master your skills in management, development, marketing and more.


Startup creation

Program leads

Madison Henry

Assistant, Talent Development

Naveed Tagari

Strategic Programs Specialist

Launch your venture

With support from leading industry mentors, partners and experts, DMZ's Student Entrepreneurship programs are designed to help emerging entrepreneurs take their business beyond ideation.

Startup Certified

A one-semester program designed for Ryerson students looking to launch their business. Get access to top tech startups and the DMZ’s leading roster of entrepreneurs and mentors. To learn more, please contact Naveed Tagari, Programs and Partnerships Coordinator.

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A six-week accelerator program for high-school and university students that help emerging entrepreneurs develop innovative ideas and gain market and customer validation.

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Black Innovation Launchpad

A free virtual skills development platform and year-round program geared at building the next generation of successful Black entrepreneurs.

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Women Founders Launchpad

A community platform supporting the next generation of women in tech. The Women Founders Launchpad is both a skills development platform and a powerful network of women founders and aspiring entrepreneurs in the tech field.

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Talent creation

Master your trade

Whether you’re looking to refine your skills or explore new career opportunities in Toronto’s startup ecosystem, we build programs designed to empower tomorrow’s business leaders.


CanHack is a cybersecurity competition for high school students. Participants learn critical computer security skills, work with experts in the field and have an opportunity to win up to $16,250 in cash prizes for both themselves and the school they attend!


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