The DMZ at Ryerson University is one of Canada’s largest business incubators for emerging tech startups. It helps startups succeed by connecting them with customers, advisors, influencers and other entrepreneurs. It’s a space and community that encourages, supports and fosters new technologies that transform lives and businesses.

The DMZ is based at Ryerson, but it’s not just for students; this community is home to entrepreneurs and innovators of all ages from across Toronto, Canada and the world. Overlooking the heart of downtown Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square, the DMZ is a hub of innovation and collaboration.

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News on The DMZ

DMZ Partners with Goodmans to Offer Entrepreneurs Legal Support
Providing legal consultation to forward-thinking startups is the motivation behind Goodmans LLP’s partnership with the DMZ at Ryerson, an university-based incubator for emerging tech... more
BMO & DMZ Launch 'Next Big Idea in Fintech' Program
Around the world, financial services technology is evolving rapidly and the pace of change is accelerating. The BMO Financial Group wants to ensure that the next big idea gets the support it needs... more
Aviva Canada, DMZ at Ryerson Partner to Foster Successful Startups
Digital innovation is the driving force behind Aviva Canada’s new partnership with the DMZ at Ryerson, a university-based incubator for tech startups. Aviva Canada team members and... more
As Tech Changes Sports, NBA Executives Land in Toronto for 2016 All-Star Weekend
NBA executives in Toronto for the 2016 All-Star Weekend took part in an event held in conjunction with Ryerson Futures and the DMZ to showcase emerging technology in the world of sport. The... more
Three Canadian University Incubators Ranked Among World's Best
UBI Global has released its rankings of the world's best university-based business incubators. This year the final participants were selected by assessing 1,200 incubators after which over 340... more
Waterloo and Toronto Showcase Talent and Ideas at Series 401
Today investors and entrepreneurs gathered for Series 401, an event held in conjunction with CIX, and hosted by the DMZ and Communitech in Waterloo. The event gave the top startups from the... more
The DMZ at Ryerson University Launch the Next Big Idea Contest with Birmingham
The DMZ at Ryerson University, in partnership with Innovation Birmingham, launch the Next Big Idea Contest - an innovation competition for startups based in Ontario and Greater Birmingham, U.K.... more
DMZ at Ryerson Ranked Top University-Based Incubator in North America
The DMZ at Ryerson University has been ranked the leading university-based incubator in North America by UBI Global, a Stockholm-based research organization that specializes in benchmarking... more
Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone Hosts Canadian Innovation Exchange Mixer
Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone hosted the Canadian Innovation Exchange mixer on Thursday, September 17. The event gave a chance for successful professionals in Toronto’s tech industry... more
IBM Opens Bluemix Garage in Toronto at the DMZ
IBM today announced the opening of a new Bluemix Garage in Toronto, the first in Canada, intended to help enterprises of all sizes to accelerate the design and development of cloud applications by... more
Canadians’ Appetite for Connected Devices Growing as Internet of Things Gains Steam
A strong telecommunications infrastructure, ample bandwidth and top technology talent, combined with evidence that Canadians are ready to embrace new connected technology, have lead industry... more
PlexiDrone Achieves Canada's Highest Grossing Crowdfunding Campaign
Toronto's DreamQii, a robotics company based out of the DMZ at Ryerson University, announced today that it has led the highest grossing Canadian campaign in Indiegogo’s history, raising over... more
1,600 Jobs Created, $70 Million in Funding Raised by DMZ Startups
Canada’s leading business incubator for tech startups, Ryerson University-based DMZ, celebrated its fifth birthday this week. With 1,650 jobs created by the DMZ, over $70 million in funding... more
Canada's Top University-Based Business Incubator Turns Five
The DMZ at Ryerson University celebrates over $70 million in funding for startups The DMZ started in 2010 as a small working space occupied by a handful of Ryerson University-based startups that... more
Sensibill Raises $2 Million, Launches Mobile Digital Receipts Service
Sensibill announced today that it has received $2 million in seed funding. The investment was led by Impression Ventures and included Six Squared Capital, the Ontario Centres of Excellence,... more
MasterCard, Ryerson University Launch Women in Entrepreneurship Program
Ryerson University, in partnership with MasterCard, announced this week a new program to fuel the success of women-led startups. Launching on March 8, which is International Women’s Day,... more
Ryerson Futures Now an Approved Business Incubator for Startup Visa Program
Ryerson Futures, the accelerator program associated with the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University, is now an approved business incubator under the Government of Canada’s Startup Visa... more
Innovation Highway gets Stronger with Toronto-Waterloo Partnership
Communitech, the Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University (DMZ) and OneEleven announced yesterday a reciprocal agreement that provides member companies access to one other’s facilities and... more
Actor Seth Rogen Wants You to Attend DementiaHack [VIDEO]
In 2011, an estimated 747,000 Canadians were living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias. It is estimated that by 2031, 1.4 million Canadians will have dementia, costing the Canadian economy... more
Ryerson University Signs Friendship Agreement with London's Level39
Both Ryerson University and London's Level39, Europe’s largest in the finance, retail and future cities sectors, have attracted international attention for their supporting the next... more

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