Shaping Experiences Between Industry And Emerging Talent

Riipen is a technology platform that connects the greater business community with higher ed students, recent graduates, and educators through meaningful project-based experiences. TRY RIIPENWATCH VIDEO

How We Help

Industry Partners

Engage Local Talent

Authentic Brand Engagement 

Next Generation Insights

Data-Driven Recruitment

Students, Grads & Talent

Gain Industry Experience

Connect With Employers

Increase Skill Development

Win Prizes, Interviews & Jobs

Educators & Institutions

Enhance Experiential Learning

Nurture Industry Relationships

Increase Student Success

Get In-Class Project Support

What We Do

Addressing the skills gap and social issue of graduate underemployment, our specialized team and technology work with all stakeholders to inspire, create, and manage mutually beneficial Riipen Experiences.


Riipen Experiences Are…

Real-world faculty supervised industry projects completed by students and graduates for organizations

Public skill-based challenges hosted by employers that build brand awareness and talent pipelines

On-campus experience fairs, co-ops, case competitions, and hackathons

Did You Know?

employers have used Riipen including startups, non-profits, local business, associations, SMEs, and Fortune 500s

higher education institutions across North America actively use Riipen to improve learning outcomes

students & recent grads have used Riipen to build their skills, gain relevant work experience, and connect with employers

Happy Users.

"We like getting our tech challenges in front of lots of people so using the Riipen platform to help filter through the most stellar individuals definitely helped prime our pipeline to get more candidates through the doors."

Craig Cook

Director of Software Engineering – Microsoft

"As a student, there is nothing more frustrating than sending off hundreds of generic resumes that don't show off what you can really do. Riipen lets students walk the walk and really show companies just how valuable they are."

Dustin Tysick

Graduate – UBC Sauder School of Business

“Working with Dana and the team at Riipen has been a great opportunity to bring experiential learning experiences into the classroom. By connecting students with companies, it has enhanced the Brand Audit Group Project in the marketing course that I teach to 3rd and 4th-year undergraduate students. The students now have direct access to a company contact, they have the opportunity to interact with industry experts and they gain valuable feedback on their work from the employer."

Janice Rudkowski


Retail Management Instructor – Ryerson University

"Riipen projects are a great way for students to showcase their abilities, skills and creative ideas through innovative projects hosted by the employer. This is definitely the way of the future!"

Amy Hamdorff

Recruitment Manager – Joey Restaurant Group

"Critical to the mission of our business department is using experiential learning to prepare our graduates for the challenges of the careers of the day as well as those of the future. Thanks to Riipen, my students are now engaged in a live, data-driven problem-solving project with a local manufacturer that leads their current industry. "

Lisa M. Walters


Operations Management Instructor – State University of New York at Fredonia

"I wanted to let you know that GradusOne got back to me for an interview! I'm on my way to a second round of interviews with the HR manager next week! This is all thanks to Riipen and their awesome team! Thanks for providing students like me with these kinds of opportunities to grow professionally."

Jason Yeh

Graduate – Simon Fraser University

"Riipen is a win-win proposition for both stakeholders. The students received top-tier mentoring, and we acquired competent, talented, and hungry students with fresh insights that could help grow our business."

Max Cunningham

Partner – Studio Records

"So I had a conference call with the team over at MyPackage this morning... They are taking me on board to do social media work! Couldn't be more stoked to have the opportunity to be working with such a cool brand. I love Riipen."

Kieran Rheaume

Graduate – University of Victoria: Gustavson School of Business

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