Digital Media Zone: An industry leading tech incubator
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The Digital Media Zone (DMZ) at Ryerson University is the leading business incubator for tech startups in Canada. Since 2010, they’ve helped fuel, grow and graduate 317 startups. They’ve raised $395 million in seed funding and have fostered the creation of more than 3,000 jobs. They’ve acquired customers, won awards, grown their teams and developed products and solutions that are positively changing lives and businesses in Canada and abroad.

"We started life in the DMZ (Digital Media Zone) at Ryerson University. It was a great spot for us to start, giving us help with talent, fundraising and business plan development."
Andrew Graham
CEO at Borrowell
Ryerson DMZ

The DMZ is ranked the leading university-based incubator in North America and third in the world by UBI Global. The ranking recognizes DMZ’s commitment to fuelling innovation in Canada and our work to foster a vibrant startup community with unparalleled networks and programs that support early-stage entrepreneurs.

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