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.
The DMZ is ranked the #1 university-based business 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.
Since 2010, we've helped fuel, grow and graduate 477 startups. They’ve raised $916 million in seed funding and have fostered the creation of more than 4,142 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Not everyone begins at the same starting line, which is why DMZ's tailored support gives founders - regardless of their sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, gender or ability - what they need to succeed.
It's not just about accelerating companies, it's about launching the next generation of great founders.
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.