A world-class accelerator based in downtown Toronto
Ryerson Futures operates a network of accelerator programs under the brand Zone Startups.
Our network is always growing, and currently includes Zone Startups Calgary, Zone Startups Sports + Media, Zone Startups India, Barclay's Rise Accelerator, Thought Factory with Axis Bank, Gateway91, and more.
We provide hands-on strategic and tactical guidance for startups looking to drive market validation and customer acquisition, as well as access to investors, corporate partners, and advisors.
We offer an “Innovation for Hire” consulting practice that lets corporate clients explore and embrace new ideas and technologies alongside leading-edge startups. For high-potential startups, we can provide seed capital and support for future financing efforts.
Board of Directors
Former CEO, Rogers Communications
Former CAO/CFO, Royal Bank of Canada
Group Chairman, Brookfield Asset Management
Former Commissioner, Canadian Football League
President, Ryerson University
Julia Shin Doi
General Counsel, Ryerson
Startups in the Program
An on-demand staffing app for the hospitality industry—whether it be restaurant, catering, or event staff.
Real-time customer feedback, helping companies be more customer-responsive, drive operational excellence, and increase revenue.