Introducing the Black Innovation Fellowship (BIF)
Launching in 2019, the Black Innovation Fellowship (BIF) is a program built to support tech startups led by black entrepreneurs through a strategic partnership between Dream Maker Ventures and Ryerson University's DMZ.
The partnership will give more black founders access to the benefits of Ryerson DMZ's programs, such as:
Advice from industry-specific mentors and experts
Work and meeting space in the heart of downtown Toronto (with their fees waived)
Competitions and awards that can unlock new partnerships and funds
Inclusion in marketing and publicity opportunities that showcase the work of DMZ startups
This support will be provided in conjunction with mentor, corporate and investor networks, along with the assistance of a community of DMZ peers, experts and staff.
RYERSON DMZ'S PROGRAMS
The DMZ is a world leading hub for tech startups in Canada, featuring an incubator, accelerator, and two pre-incubation programs. They help startups build great businesses by connecting them with customers, capital, experts and a community of entrepreneurs and influencers.