An industry leading tech incubator.

Changing entrepreneurs' lives

The DMZ is a world-leading incubator for tech startups around the world. We help startups build great businesses by connecting them with customers, capital, experts and a community of entrepreneurs and influencers. For us, this means creating an environment where you can focus on scaling your business. We help with the rest.

What we do

We help high-potential startups grow and scale to world-class tech businesses

DMZ startups operate in an environment that cultivates success. From access to investors, target customers, industry-leading experts and community events, our startups have what they need to scale and succeed as global companies.

What sets us apart?

We’re ranked the top tech incubator in the world.

The DMZ is ranked the #1 university-based tech incubator in the world by UBI Global. The ranking recognizes our commitment to helping high-growth tech startups scale, fostering a vibrant startup community and fuelling innovation in Canada.

11 years, 711 startups and $1.67B raised in funding

Since 2010, we've helped fuel, grow and graduate 711 startups. They’ve raised $1.67 billion in seed funding and have fostered the creation of more than 4,641 jobs. They’ve acquired customers, won awards, grown their teams and developed products and solutions that are positively changing lives and businesses in Canada and abroad.

We're located in the heart of Toronto

We’re right where all the action is - 40,000 square feet overlooking the heart of downtown Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square. The strength of the city's startup ecosystem is fuelled by its highly-educated and globally-connected talent pool and a unique set of support programs that foster innovation and collaboration.

We have a world-class network of mentors, partners and startups

The DMZ is proud to be part of a network of world-class mentors, partners and startups who provide impactful and to-the-point support - fostering an ecosystem based on the labour of love.

We're a community that feels like home

Joining the DMZ means joining a strong, unique and vibrant community of like-minded people who are passionate about tech, innovation and changing the status quo.

Who we are

We’re much more than a workspace

Our mission is to build a community of experts, influencers, entrepreneurs, advisors and customers to fuel startup success and put more Canadian businesses on the map.

We’re much more than a workspace

Our values

Equity over everything.

Not everyone begins at the same starting line. That’s why we don’t provide every founder with the same support – we provide them with the right support. Above all, the goal is to level the playing field. To us, that’s the type of equity that matters the most.

Founders first.

It's not just about accelerating companies, it's about launching the next generation of great founders.

Be great.

It's more than just getting through the day, it's about setting the bar high and conquering every moment. Sometimes being good won't cut it. Go above and beyond, think of the bigger picture and make the unimaginable happen. Greatness comes from within.