Open Screenplay is pleased to announce that it has recently been accepted to the DMZ at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto, one of Canada’s largest business incubators for emerging tech startups. Recognized as the top-ranked university tech incubator in the world, it fuels entrepreneurs with the resources to grow their startups into successful companies.
Admission to the DMZ is highly competitive, with an acceptance rate of 9% or less. Open Screenplay successfully met all criteria for entry into the program: addressing an important economic or social problem, make innovative use of technology, and have a prototype that is already in the market with or is ready to launch.
Among the many benefits to joining a tech incubation program are: They mitigate that early-stage risk of starting a business through resources and a strong support system; A large network of mentors, experts and industry partners providing high-level strategic guidance; Funding opportunities and further validation for potential investors.
“This a great step for Open Screenplay as the DMZ’s thorough vetting validates our business potential and gives us great access to expert advice”, said Al Sabawi, Founder and CEO of Open Screenplay.
Sabawi is an award winning Canadian serial-entrepreneur who has successfully founded and continues to lead multiple unique international businesses in the fields of renewable energy, real-estate, and investment. He obtained his BA degree in Computer Engineering from Waterloo University, Canada, in 2006, and was awarded the Young Alumni Achievement Medal by the University of Waterloo's Faculty of Engineering 10 years later. Sabawi is also a graduate of the Harvard John F. Kennedy School’s Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century Executive Education Program. Sabawi was also selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.