The Professionals-in-Residence or PiR program is created for organizations that are looking to support and grow their services alongside top tech startups in Canada. The program allows professionals to offer 1:1 advisory services to our portfolio companies, network with founders and like-minded professionals and be an active member of the most sought-after tech community in Canada.
We are looking for like-minded professionals who are committed to supporting our founders first mission.
Get in touch with the Partnerships Team.
“We’re extremely excited to partner with the DMZ at Ryerson and support the technology ecosystem by providing mentorship, connections and many other benefits that startups need to succeed. With insurance becoming an increasingly digital industry, I can’t wait to see what kind of fresh, innovative thinking these startups bring to the table for our customers.”Ben Isotta-Riches, Chief Information Officer, Aviva Canada
“Goodmans is thrilled to partner with the DMZ at Ryerson by providing mentorship, connections and the legal know-how that a startup needs to succeed,” said Allan Goodman, partner at Goodmans LLP and co-chair of the "rm’s Technology practice. “We are very excited to be joining the dynamic environment at the DMZ to further Canadian innovation by helping these emerging companies get to the next level.”Allan Goodman, Partner, Goodmans LLP
“It’s evident through the five startups chosen for the Digital News Innovation Challenge that there is exciting work being done by Canadian entrepreneurs to bring innovation to the news ecosystem.”Kevin Chan, Head of Public Policy, Facebook Canada