North Forge tackles kids’ literacy: Company offers funding, support to help develop innovative programs

Winnipeg Free Press, November 21, 2017 • Jeff Ryzner, the CEO of North Forge Technology Exchange, is a nationally recognized business mentor who’s great at giving useful advice to all sorts of young entrepreneurs.

One of the things he always advises startups is to stop talking from within the confines of the company and listen to what the market is saying.

Ryzner was taken aback recently when he had occasion to learn that Manitoba ranks last or near last in the country in literacy and numeracy levels for 15-year-olds and that many per-schoolers in the province — as high as 77 per cent in some communities — are not ready for the Grade 1 curriculum. READ MORE>