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News & Events

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, all of our programming has been moved online so that we can continue to support your goals and success. Below, you'll find a list of all upcoming SDZ events! 

Upcoming

 

This talk will bring Founders together to share experiences while offering and receiving feedback! 

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The virtual talk will be held over Zoom Meeting and a link to the event along with the password will be sent out on August 3 to all those who register.

Attracting, satisfying, and retaining customers is essential to grow any business. However, the customer discovery journey is difficult and expensive, especially for early-stage startups. This Founders Helping Founders (FHF) session will be dedicated to sharing your experiences with your customers including methods taken to understand and engage with them.

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We're looking forward to seeing you there! 

 

Our Snacks and Chats socials are designed to allow people to come together in a low-pressure environment and connect both with new and familiar faces.

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Let's chat about this virtual semester.

This summer has been anything but usual and as it comes to an end, students are becoming more anxious about what this online Fall semester will look like.

We invite you to bring all your thoughts, questions, and experiences to this open conversation that will highlight some of the concerns about navigating these unprecedented times. We will be answering some of your questions and discussing some tips for working/learning remotely while also prioritizing wellness at home. Grab your favourite snack and join the conversation!

Keep an eye on our social media, @RyersonSDZ where we’ll be asking you to submit some of your questions leading up to the event!

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Registration link coming soon! 

About Our Programs & Events

Skills-building
Skills-building Workshops

Tailored to develop 21st century skills, these workshops provide an easy avenue to try something new.

Arduino, 3D printing, laser cutting, improv, & more.

Socials
Socials

Our socials create connections that last far beyond us, and has created one of our most valuable assets: our tight-knit community.

Ice cream socials and mixers.

Startup-focused
Startup-focused

These workshops help get your startup from the lightbulb moment to being ready for a pitch competition.

How-to series, pitch for your meal, and topical tutorials.

Courses
Courses

Learning is done best outside of the classroom–there, we said it. The SDZ facilitates three courses at Ryerson:

Innovation Prize
Innovation Prize

Our Steve Naraine Early Innovation Prize, opens in new window provides $2000 and SDZ support to a selected winner for their project's development.

The winner of the May 2020 prize was, Vahid Safar, a fifth year Biology student at Ryerson! Stay tuned for a highlight on his story!

Student Skills-training Program
Student Skills-training Program

Similar to an internship, this program pairs students with SDZ startups. Through this 4 month collaboration, students can build industry-relevant skills and startups can gain operational support and fresh perspectives.