Supporting the growth of high-potential startups

Ryerson Futures helps founders accelerate their business through our market-validation and customer-acquisition focus, and we invest in select companies that have demonstrated the ability to scale quickly.

What we deliver to startups

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Production validation and customer development

For startups looking to establish traction and drive growth, we provide the structure and guidance to have their products resonate with target audiences.

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A global network of corporate partners

Startups can establish relations to pursue partnerships, business development, and investment opportunities.

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Insight from mentors and advisors

Access entrepreneurs and industry experts who have first-hand experience in building and growth businesses.

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Seed Capital

For high-potential startups, Ryerson Futures can make seed investments and support activities to raise additional capital.

Startups in the Program

Zensurance

A Toronto-based insurance tech company focused on a simple and powerful experience for clients.

Shoelace

Helping small businesses recapture website visitors through retargeted advertising.

Swift Medical

Lets doctors and nurses measure and document a patient’s chronic wounds using a smartphone.

Lurniture

Maximizes sales productivity by delivering peer-to-peer learning via video, within Salesforce.

Marie Chevalier of Sampler

We were at the point where we were figuring out exactly what we needed to do to scale the business quickly. During our stay, we grew the team from 2 to 13, raised $1-million and grew our client base to 75 clients.

– Marie Chevrier | Founder/CEO, Sampler

We were given great business development leads, but equally important were the intangible benefits of working in a fun environment with other cool startups, knowing those teams understand our challenges better than anyone.

– Jim Rand | Founder/CEO, Synervoz

Looking to accelerate your growth?
If your startup is ready to move forward, let’s talk.