Next Canada co-chair Tony Lacavera discusses the importance of supporting Canada's startup ecosystem at his organization's NextAI Venture Day on Sept. 20, 2017. (Note: This story's remarks were not delivered at the podium.)

Published: September 22nd, 2017


Next Canada announces former Ryerson president as new CEO

National startup incubator Next Canada has announced its new CEO - and it's someone with a more than passing familiarity with supporting Canada's tech scene. On Thursday the non-profit announced that former Ryerson

Published on: September 7th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Startup visa pilot program to become permanent, federal government reveals

A four-year-old pilot program aimed at helping immigrants launch startups in Canada is becoming permanent, the federal government announced Friday. During a conference held at the Ryerson DMZ, federal Minister of Immigration, Refugees

Published on: July 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Canada must seize the moment to lead in tech innovation, Google Canada head says

TORONTO - Canada is in the best position it's ever been to become a world leader in technological innovation, but if its corporate, government, and educational leaders fail to seize the moment they

Published on: March 1st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

“Strategic value” in supporting startups, MasterCard says

Two years after adding Toronto-based wearables firm Nymi to its first list of supported companies, MasterCard Inc.'s Start Path program returned to Ontario's capital yesterday, inviting startups from around the world to showcase

Published on: May 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Increase employee engagement by giving them a SoapBox to stand on

Like many in the manufacturing sector, the majority of workers employed by dairy giant Parmalat Canada receive hourly wages – not the greatest recipe for an engaged workforce, Scott Goodman, the company’s vice-president

Published on: May 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Fintech “Thinkubator” launched by Tangerine and Ryerson University

Toronto-based Tangerine Bank has taken a lead role in the development of Ryerson University's newest digital innovation space, the "Thinkubator," which the two organizations cofounded and officially launched today. Housed on the second

Published on: February 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Ryerson’s DMZ gets renovation with IBM Bluemix Garage

IBM Corp. is opening a cloud-focused developer environment embedded within Ryerson University's DMZ incubator. IBM's Bluemix Garage will be the first such location opened up in Canada and the third in the world

Published on: August 5th, 2015 Brian Jackson

Ladies, start your tech businesses! (To win $10,000 in prizes)

When you’re at the starting line of the new business race, you really need some “fuel”, i.e. some cash,  and a crew to support you.  That’s just what six women-led companies will get

Published on: March 24th, 2015 Cheryl Sylvester

Crowdlinker’s tool treats social media as a ‘basic need’

When Crowdlinker Inc.’s developers began building their social media tool, they did what a lot of startup founders do when their current tools aren’t working - they just built something new. Housed in Ryerson’s

Published on: October 15th, 2014 Candice So

Ryerson DMZ’s startup pitch competition fit for a busy media landscape

"That's alotta green!" was the frequent refrain by celebrity MC Seamus O'Regan and co-MC, Carrie-Ann Bissonette at yesterday's 120mins in the Zone pitch competition at Ryerson University's Digital Media Zone (DMZ). I am not a great fan

Published on: November 14th, 2013 Michael Cayley

Toronto one of world’s top 21 smart communities for 2014

Toronto has been named one of the world's 21 smartest communities for the second year in a row, thanks to its quest to grow its role in the broadband economy. On Monday, the

Published on: October 30th, 2013 Candice So

Why does your start-up exist?

I work within a stone's throw of Ryerson's Digital Media Zone. As a result, I have had the chance to visit some start-ups there and even become friends with a few of the

Published on: October 25th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Young entrepreneurs learning real-world skills with startup FoodStory

Last summer, Damian Matheson and Zacharie Weingarten had a weekly ritual: every Tuesday, the pair would go down to a farmer’s market at Ryerson University and pick up fresh fruit and vegetables. It

Published on: May 24th, 2013 Candice So

Kytetime gives parents access control over teens’ smartphone

Guest post from Angela Serednicki A recent study from Harvard University has found that 78 per cent of all American teenagers now own smartphones, and one in four of them use it as

Published on: May 2nd, 2013 Lauren Clegg