DMZ, Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst launch cybersecurity-focused accelerator

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Two Ryerson University programs, Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone (the DMZ) and Rogers Cybersecure Catalyst have launched a new accelerator for scale-up companies in the cybersecurity space.

Companies will have access to the DMZ’s investor network and $500,000 worth of business services.

The Catalyst Cyber Accelerator will be located in Brampton, Ont.’s Innovation District and is supported by a number of private and public organizations. The federal government is supporting the accelerator through FedDev Ontario, as well as the City of Brampton. Absent from the list of public sector backers was the Ontario government.

Rogers, Royal Bank of Canada, Herjavec Group, Torys LLP, Amazon and Siemens Canada will join a “corporates-in-residence” program at the accelerator and provide mentorship to companies.

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