DMZ Welcomes Two New Advisory Council Members to Fuel the Success of Canadian Entrepreneurs

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TORONTO, February 25, 2019 – The DMZ is pleased to announce the appointment of Fay Wu, managing director, NFQ Ventures, and Isaac Olowolafe Jr., general partner, Dream Maker Ventures Inc., to its advisory council.

Made up of distinguished leaders in business and tech from North America, the new members will be supporting the continued work of the council to provide expert advice on matters such as strategic direction, international growth, program reviews and ensuring the continued success of the DMZ and its entrepreneurs.

“The DMZ continues to build an exceptional advisory council by bringing together top minds to support programming at the DMZ while also working to mainstream entrepreneurial thinking in Canada,” says Abdullah Snobar, executive director, DMZ. “With the DMZ at an exciting level of growth, Fay and Isaac’s experience and business acumen makes them the ideal candidates to join our advisory council.”

Fay Wu works with high-growth companies to put in place the foundations to accelerate and build scalable global organizations. She focuses on talent growth and strategies to achieve the art of possible; particularly with respect to business transformation and merger & acquisitions of companies.

Isaac Olowolafe Jr. is an award-winning real estate entrepreneur, angel investor and philanthropist. Isaac’s corporation, Dream Maker Inc., successfully operates multiple divisions including real estate, insurance and ventures. Under Dream Maker Developments, he completed a nine storey condominium building across Yorkdale Mall and is currently working on a Boutique Hotel by Pearson Airport and Luxury Homes near Bayview/Yorkmills.

“Fay Wu and Isaac Olowolafe Jr. bring a wealth of expertise in startup growth and a commitment to creating opportunities that will allow for more Canadian entrepreneurs to reach the global stage,” said Anthony Lacavera, Founder and Chairman, Globalive Holdings, and Chair of the DMZ advisory council. “I look forward to working closely with them to support the organization’s vision to prepare the top tech startups for global expansion, which enables them to foster more made-in-Canada jobs.”

Going forward, the advisory council will work on doubling its efforts on making the DMZ accelerator the go-to program for startups from around the world to develop their sales playbook in order to grow from startup to scaleup.

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About the DMZ:

The DMZ is a leading tech accelerator headquartered in Toronto, Ontario that helps high-potential startups grow and scale to world-class businesses. Also supporting ideation and validation stage startups, the DMZ’s incubator program has been ranked number one in the world by UBI Global. Since 2010, the DMZ has helped 383 startups raise over $563.6 million and foster more than 3,612 jobs. For more information, please visit dmz.ryerson.ca

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