A world-class accelerator with global reach

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.

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

Joe Martini

Zone Startups Calgary, Director

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Heather Herring

Executive in Residence

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James Chepyha

Executive in Residence

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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

Vintri Technologies

Vintri Technologies is the leading supplier of material traceability and data integrity in the pipeline industry.

Osprey Informatics

Intelligent visual monitoring for the oil and gas industry.

FREDsense

Delivering real-time and portable water quality analysis to detect heavy metals and other contaminants.

Stream Systems

Letting energy companies identify, assess, and reduce system bottlenecks by providing planning and an optimization toolkit.

Become a Corporate Partner

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