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Become a Student-in-Residence!

Calling computer science/engineering, math, and/or business technology management students ğŸ“£

This program offers students a part-time placement with an SDZ startup over the Winter term + $800 for their time! Placements will be no more than 4-8 hours a week and will give you the chance to apply your skills through a resume-enhancing opportunity. 

Open placements:

  • Full-stack developer/software developer (two roles)
  • Machine Learning Engineer - Python or any sort of previous ML experience is preferred (ex. TensorFlow, NumPy, scikit-learn, etc.)
  • Desktop Engineer (web-based) - experience in any web-based framework (ex: React) or TypeScript

We're accepting applications for membership!

Is there a problem you're passionate about solving? Do you want support bringing an idea to life? If so, the SDZ could be the place to help you get started.

Use this link to apply for membership and get the support you need to explore what entrepreneurship could mean for you!

About Our Programs & Events

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Skills-building Workshops

Tailored to develop 21st century skills, these workshops provide an easy avenue to try something new.

Arduino, 3D printing, laser cutting, improv, & more.

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Our socials create connections that last far beyond us, and has created one of our most valuable assets: our tight-knit community.

Ice cream socials and mixers.

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These workshops help get your startup from the lightbulb moment to being ready for a pitch competition.

How-to series, pitch for your meal, and topical tutorials.

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Learning is done best outside of the classroom–there, we said it. The SDZ facilitates three courses at Toronto Metropolitan University:

  • CKIH200: Science Leadership
  • SCI999: Research Practicum
  • Research Commercialization (graduate-level course)
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Innovation Challenges

We offer new innovation challenges each term. Learn about, opens in new window what we offered in Winter 2022!

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Student Skills-training Program

Similar to an internship, this program pairs students with SDZ startups. Through this 4 month collaboration, students can build industry-relevant skills and startups can gain operational support and fresh perspectives.

Connect with us to learn about opportunities this term!