Shopify is partnering with Ryerson University’s DMZ as a founding partner of the Black Innovation Initiative, a project that seeks to elevate Black entrepreneurs in Canada. The DMZ has called this the first program of its kind in the country. Dream Maker Ventures, the investment arm of Dream Maker Corp., a Toronto-based asset management firm that works across various verticals, is also a key contributor to the initiative. The program has an overall funding goal of $1 million. Through the program, selected founders will receive access to senior growth mentors, investors, experts, workspace, and workshops, which the DMZ said were designed to reflect the experience of Black entrepreneurs.
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