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Startup Certified

Startup certified


The Ted Rogers School of Management presents the Startup Certified Program. Students are given the opportunity to go through a unique and intensive program from the DMZ's Entrepreneurs In Residence and DMZ founders through a semester. Upon completion of the program, students are placed in a talent pool where they're matched with the city's top tech startups to gain critical real-life experience and implement the skills they learned. 

Sessions Include:

  • Introduction to the startup ecosystem 
  • Product Management 
  • Sales & Business Development 
  • Marketing & Design
  • Funding & Investment Relations 
  • Panel Discussion with successful entrepreneurs

See the bottom of this page for upcoming Information Sessions to learn more about Startup Certified.

6 Mandatory Sessions

Internship Opportunities

Business Idea Accerlation

Up to $50,000 in funding available

Upcoming Sessions

Save the Dates

All sessions are mandatory for successful completion of the program. Sessions are all hosted at 6 PM and will be recorded for those unable to attend.

Past Sessions:

Tuesday, January 19th and Friday, January 22nd | Information Session

This session will introduce you to the program, provide information on entry requirements, and what you can expect from Startup Certified.

Thursday, January 28th | ENT 101 

Tuesday, February 2nd | Product Market Fit

Tuesday, February 9th| How to Build a Team

Tuesday, February 23rd | Marketing 101

Tuesday, March 2nd | Sales 101

Tuesday, March 9th | Introduction to Fundraising

Upcoming Sessions: Startup Certified will resume in Fall 2021. Stay tuned for dates and times! 

"Unlike Startup School, which offers a comprehensive view over a long period of time, Startup Certified gives you what you need to get started. Going through startup certified early during your undergrad is something I can recommend to any student."

Hamza Khan, Startup Certified Alumna


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