Ryerson’s DMZ reaches $400,000 of $1 million goal to expand Black Innovation Fellowship

by Isabelle Kirkwood

June 24, 2020



The Black Innovation Fellowship (BIF), a program dedicated to providing Black tech founders with more equitable entrepreneurial opportunities at Toronto-based incubator The DMZ, is gearing up for a $1 million expansion. So far, the DMZ has reached $400,000 of its $1 million goal from six program donors. The BIF has received commitments from Ottawa couple Harley Finkelstein, COO of Shopify, and entrepreneur Lindsay Taub, as well as BlueCat Networks co-founder Michael Hyatt and his wife Vanessa Luna Hyatt, who is a lawyer.

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