Ryerson University’s DMZ startup incubator is launching a blue-chip advisory council with the lofty goal of solving Canada’s entrepreneurial problems.

The 20-member council is headed by Nadir Mohamed, chairman of ScaleUP Ventures and former chief executive of Rogers Communications, and is composed of a range of business leaders from across the country.

IBM Canada president Dino Trevisani, Round 13 Capital partner and former Dragons’ Den personality Bruce Croxon and Adidas Group Canada president Michael Rossi are among the members. David Walmsley, editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail, is also a member.