Canada’s leading growth accelerator.

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Helping Canada’s top entrepreneurs go
from startup to scaleup.

Our growth accelerator is an intensive four-month sales execution program designed for high-potential tech startups looking to grow and scale their business. It features access to world-class mentors, result-driven programming and designated workspace in Toronto--one of the world’s top startup ecosystems.

Your only focus throughout the program? Build a revenue-driven growth playbook and become a true sales-focused organization.

$1.1M

average seed funding raised

30%

team size growth in four months

What you get

Coaching

Access to the best-in-class sales, growth and marketing experts who will work as part of your team to guide strategic milestones for your business.

  • Exclusive 1:1s and deep dives with high-calibre experts in marketing, fundraising, product development, pipeline management, talent acquisition and more.
  • A Program Lead dedicated to supporting your company’s weekly growth needs and requests.
  • Founder/CEO peer-to-peer learning where founders learn from each other, share best best practices and hold each other accountable.

Meet our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

Balaji Gopalan

Product, platforms, medtech

Ben Stacey

Pitch coaching

Frank Erschen

Pitch coaching

Kareem Arafat

Senior tech executive

Mark Halpren

Founder, FirstCFO Inc.

Michael McCarthy

Strategy and business development

Michelle Caers

CEO, DesignedUX

Mike Orloff

Sales team optimization

Rokham Fard

Founder and development strategist

Shivalika Handa

Equity and debt capital raising

Soheil Alavi

Product and UI/UX

Uzair Chutani

Expert in digital marketing, business development and customer success

Customers

Access tailored growth opportunities and create a custom sales playbook that will increase customer acquisition, grow revenue and help you secure strategic partnerships.

  • Tailored 1:1s with our experts to boost sales, strategic partnerships, customer acquisition and retention, product positioning and more.
  • Curated introductions to our network of customers and corporate partners across North America.
  • Direct access to prospective customers and partners in select U.S. markets through our annual DMZ Roadshow.

Capital

Curated 1:1s with our global network of 400+ active early-stage VCs and angel investors for funding and pitching opportunities.

  • Exclusive 1:1s with seasoned fundraising EiRs to help you craft the right fundraising strategy, build a strong pitch deck and navigate the investment landscape for your next fundraising round.
  • Direct introductions to our curated network of North American investors and angels.
  • Exposure and funding opportunities in select U.S. markets through our annual DMZ Roadshow.

Community

Access to a unique and vibrant community of advisors, partners and tech talent. You’ll work in the heart of Toronto alongside other high-performing companies in a collaborative and competitive sales environment.

  • Access to networking, speaking and demo opportunities at Canada’s largest tech and startup events.
  • Access to community of 300+ industry-leading startup and later-stage founders who will share frequent validation, best practices and startup growth advice.
  • Support to help you develop a winning talent acquisition strategy and build your team.

How it works

Our four-month growth accelerator roadmap

Over the course of four fast-paced months, companies will rapidly increase their revenue, grow average deal sizes, increase customer engagement and grow sales teams.

Here’s how it works.

  • Build. Refine. Implement.

    Join an agile network that helps you develop a customized and scalable sales process, identify key customer markets and become a true sales leader.

  • Sell. Scale. Repeat.

    Build sales traction as you boost revenue, grow your company, refine your sales playbook, hire senior talent and build out the next phase of your business.

  • Exclusive two-week U.S. Roadshow.

    Apply to join the DMZ Roadshow – a two-week multi-city program that includes 1:1 access to investors and customers in key U.S. markets, like New York City and San Francisco.

  • DMZ annual Startup Showcase.

    Network with 800+ industry leaders, investors, customers and partners at an invite-only showcase. Take the stage to tell your story and compete for non-dilutive cash awards.

Ready to scale your business?

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Testimonials

See it in action

Meet six companies that went from from startup to sales leaders in just four months.