Fonds RG 953 - Digital Media Zone

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Digital Media Zone

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RG 953

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  • 2012- (Creation)
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    Digital Media Zone

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0.5 cm of textual records
1 graphic item : 1 poster

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The DMZ at Ryerson University is a business incubator and co-working space for entrepreneurs with a mandate to help startups succeed by connecting them with customers, advisors, influencers and other entrepreneurs. The Zone was established in 2010 with offices in the Dundas Square building. The Zone is run by students and open to both students and non-students to apply with business ideas and prototypes. Accepted startups receive four months of free co-working space and services (after which they can pay a membership fee to stay on), and access to seed funding and an accelerator program through Ryerson Futures Inc. (RFI), a for-profit business associated with Ryerson. The DMZ also offers an "Innovation-for-Hire" program that laccesses expertise associated with the DMZ and Ryerson University to solve real business problems for industry partners as well as an intrapreneur program.

The DMZ was the first of an network of other "zones" at the University, each specializing in growth sectors to support new entrepreneurs.

Information from: "About DMZ: Welcome to the DIgital Media Zone at Ryerson University", Digital Media Zone. http://digitalmediazone.ryerson.ca/about/

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Fonds contains materials related to the Digital Media Zone (DMZ). The DMZ at Ryerson University is a business incubator and co-working space for entrepreneurs with a mandate to help startups succeed by connecting them with customers, advisors, influencers and other entrepreneurs.

Based in offices in the Dundas Square building at Ryerson University, the Zone is run by students and open to both students and non-students to apply with business ideas and prototypes. Accepted startups receive four months of free co-working space and services (after which they can pay a membership fee to stay on), and access to seed funding and an accelerator program through Ryerson Futures Inc. (RFI), a for-profit business associated with Ryerson. The DMZ also offers an "Innovation-for-Hire" program that laccesses expertise associated with the DMZ and Ryerson University to solve real business problems for industry partners as well as an intrapreneur program.

As of April 2014, the DMZ was home to 62 startups and a group of 75 alumni startups. The companies incubating at the DMZ reflected a mix of Ryerson-affiliated startups and non-Ryerson affiliates.

The DMZ was the first of an network of other "zones" at the University, each specializing in growth sectors to support new entrepreneurs.

Information from: "About DMZ: Welcome to the DIgital Media Zone at Ryerson University", Digital Media Zone. http://digitalmediazone.ryerson.ca/about/

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