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Cross-Functional Learning: What Big Fish Can Learn From Little Fish

This post was written by Brennan McEachran of SoapBox for the DMZ. SoapBox, a DMZ alumnus company, is an innovation management platform that helps organizations manage the innovation process. Tired of “reinventing the wheel” only to then repeat the same mistakes over […]


Eight Ways to Be An Outstanding Entrepreneur, According to Startup GridCure

This article was written by Tagg Jefferson and Albert Hu and originally published by the Financial Post. GridCure, our venture, was selected The Next 36’s Outstanding Venture at Venture Day 2014. It is an enormous privilege, as there are some truly […]

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Five Distinct Entrepreneur Personality Types and How They Each Run Their Startups

This piece was written by Warren Bergen and published by Techvibes. True entrepreneurs wrestle the future and bring it to us as they are the commercialization propellant of innovation. Entrepreneurs create efficiencies, make things easier/better and sometimes even save lives. […]

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How Small Ideas and Small Wins Can Lead to Big Gains

The following piece was written by Jacqueline Zhou of SoapBox, a DMZ alumnus company, for the SoapBox blog. SoapBox is an innovation management platform that helps organizations manage the innovation process. More


Uplette Lets Brands Personalize Online Marketing Campaigns, Gains Early Traction with Big Brands

This article was written by Jacon Serebrin and originally published by Techvibes. Innohub is an alumnus of the DMZ. Amanda Parker doesn’t just have big brands using her product, it was actually built for one of the worlds largest cola […]

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Nine lessons I learned from Silicon Valley

Cathy Han is the co-founder and CEO of 42 Technologies Inc., a DMZ company that recently spent three months in California as part of the Y Combinator program. She recently wrote about the lessons she learned there for the Financial Post. […]

John Albright is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Relay Ventures. Photo by Martha Fisher.

Partnering With a Venture Capitalist: What Young Entrepreneurs Need to Know

This article was written by John Albright and originally published by the Financial Post. As an investor in various accelerators and incubators in Canada and the U.S., including The Next 36, I often meet young or first time entrepreneurs who […]

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Lack of Described Movies and TV Shows Inspires “Netflix for the Blind”

Kevin Shaw is a film fanatic, Ryerson RTA grad and founder of Zagga Entertainment — a company that’s bringing described video-on-demand to the masses. A recent DMZ alumnus company, Zagga is looking to address the lack of on-demand, accessible television […]

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Maximizing Social Media for Small Businesses

This article was originally posted by DMZ-based company Partnershop  Everyone talks about how important social media is for business, but so few take the time to really articulate why. We just finished a pilot in the great neighbourhood of West Queen […]

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DMZ Companies Head to Silicon Valley for 48hrs in the Valley

C100 has announced the 20 Canadian startups heading to Silicon Valley in June for the 48hrs in the Valley program and two DMZ companies, plus one DMZ alumnus are on the list! SensorSuite, Fr8nex and SoapBox will all be making […]