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Launch of BSE Institute – Ryerson Digital Media Zone – An International Stint of Pride for BIL


Friday, 28th February 2014: BSE Institute Limited is proud to add a new heritage moment in the BSE Limited building! BSE Institute Ltd, Ryerson University and Ryerson Futures Inc. (RFI) from Toronto, Canada have brought forth BSEI-Ryerson Digital Media Zone - a new India-based Incubator for entrepreneurs to fast-track their startups and connect with mentors, customers and investors. The BIL-Ryerson Incubation Center is built on the lines of the Digital Media Zone, a unique model developed at Ryerson University that has attracted international attention. The Digital Media Zone at Ryerson University (DMZ) is one of Canada's largest incubators and multidisciplinary co-working spaces for young entrepreneurs. Infused with the energy and resources of downtown Toronto, this hub of digital media innovation, collaboration and commercialization is home to industry solution-providers in the domain of entrepreneurship development and professional development education.

The BIL-Ryerson Incubation Center (BRIC) will offer startups expert guidance and mentoring to refine their concept, help them get their business up and running and also connect them with investors for securing capital.

The inauguration was an extravagant two day event with a blend of both cultures. On Day 1 i.e. 26th February, 2014, BSE Institute Limited premises and employees wore the true Indian get up to give a colorful and fragrant cultural welcome to the guests from Canada. Broad smiles lit up the international faces with the presence of Paghdis, Indian musical instruments and the most special entry into the premises on a buggy ride. The day kick started with a traditional Indian Pooja performed to mark the beginning of the event in an auspicious style followed by exchange of smiles and thoughts amongst those present.

Day 2 i.e. 28th February, 2014 started following the BSE custom of opening bell ringing ceremony by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston Governor General of Canada. The ceremony saw guests and dignitaries from varied parts of the industry rising together for National Anthems of both the nations and a wonderful food for thought by the guests of honor. Further to this, the formal ribbon cutting inauguration ceremony of the BSEI – Ryerson Digital Media Zone took place in the presence of Mr. Sheldon Levy – President & Vice Chancellor, Ryerson University; Mr. Matthew Saunders – President, Ryerson Futures Inc.; Mr. Ashish Kumar Chauhan – MD & CEO, BSE Limited and Mr. Ambarish Datta – MD & CEO, BSE Institute Limited. This was followed by a Panel Discussion event, an interesting way to put across the contributions in this venture to foster innovation and prosperity in both countries.

The aroma of co-operation and a strong fulfilling association was felt not just in the decorations across the BSE Institute Limited premises but also in the thoughts portrayed by dignitaries.