Aviva Canada, DMZ at Ryerson Partner to Foster Successful Startups

Digital innovation is the driving force behind Aviva Canada’s new partnership with the DMZ at Ryerson, a university-based incubator for tech startups.

Aviva Canada team members and entrepreneurs from the DMZ will take part in innovation exchanges, where a committee from Aviva will evaluate new businesses ideas designed to solve gaps in the current insurance marketplace to benefit policy holders.

“Collaborations between small and large businesses allow companies to grow, adopt new ideas and explore new challenges while exchanging invaluable experience,” says Abdullah Snobar, Executive Director at the DMZ at Ryerson University. “Partnering with Aviva gives us the opportunity to support our entrepreneurs and help them grow.”

“We are extremely excited on behalf of all Aviva policy holders to partner with the DMZ at Ryerson and to show our support for the technology ecosystem by providing mentorship, connections and many other things that a startup needs to succeed,” said Ben Isotta-Riches, Chief Information Officer, Aviva Canada. “With insurance becoming an increasingly digital industry, I can’t wait to see what kind of fresh, innovative thinking these startups bring to the table for our customers.”

In addition, Aviva Canada will invest in the success and growth of the startups by providing mentorship, shared spaces and social exchanges with entrepreneurs from the DMZ at Ryerson.