A world-class accelerator with global aspirations

Zone Startups is a global accelerator for startups with strong teams and a vision to become fast-growing market leaders.

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.

Zone Startups is operated by Ryerson Futures, a Toronto-based accelerator. In 2013, Ryerson launched its first acceleration partnership with the Bombay Stock Exchange in Mumbai. In 2016, it created Zone Startups Calgary in a partnership with GE Canada, and Zone Startups Sports + Media in partnership with Rogers.

Team

Mike Cotton

Zone Startups Sports + Media, Director

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Matt Saunders

Ryerson Futures / Zone Startups, President

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Alan Lysne

Ryerson Futures / Zone Startups, Managing Director

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Jam Michael McDonald

Zone Startups, Marketing and Communications Manager

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Startups in the Program

Synervoz

Synervoz builds audio and voice communications software. Its flagship app, turnmeup, allows anyone to listen to music and talk at the same…

ivvi

Discover and track video trends. Create smart content and engage quality influencers.

Right Blue Labs

Specializes in athlete monitoring systems to reduce instances of illness, injury, and burnout in athletes.

Repable

Delivers real-time analytics and insight for broadcasters, players, and brands in the e-gaming space.

Become a Corporate Partner

Zone Startups offers businesses a new approach to entrepreneurship and innovation. To learn more, contact us.