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Application Process

Applications will go through an initial screening process, and successfully-screened applications will be invited to partake in an interview with the Admissions team.

The application process takes approximately 2 months (from application to onboarding).

Company

Do you have a business plan? How about a product or prototype? Does your business and/or product have a social media following, traction and sales?  If so, you’re ready to apply as a Fashion Zone company.

If accepted, your company will be granted a 4-month membership.

Please note, there is no cost for the first four months of incubation. However, business insurance is required.

At the four-month mark, all new companies are subject to review.

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Associate

An associate is a current Ryerson student with an early-stage business idea that gets matched with a Fashion Zone start-up to develop skills and a concept.

This membership is suited for those wanting to learn how to build a business. Learn and apply critical skills in order to grow within the Zone and within the Ryerson Campus.

Associates are eligible for internship hours. The general term for this membership is 6 months.

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Apprentice

An apprentice is a current Ryerson student interested in entrepreneurship but without a concrete idea, gets matched with a Fashion Zone start-up to learn about entrepreneurship.

This membership is suited for those wanting to learn how to build a business. Learn and apply critical skills in order to grow within the Zone and within the Ryerson Campus

Apprentices are eligible for internship hours. The general term for this membership is 6 months.

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