Apply to be our next startup success story.

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To apply to the DMZ, you’ll need:

Product in market with some form of early revenue

Driven, coachable and collaborative leadership team

One founder located at the DMZ full-time

Potential to grow and scale to achieve high impact

Focus on solving a compelling problem using innovative technology

The application process

Admission to the DMZ is highly competitive, with an acceptance rate of 9% or less. We focus on granting membership to the most innovative, high potential and impactful companies that can benefit from our resources, network and access to capital. At the same time, we strive to foster a collaborative and highly engaged community that represents a rich variety of sectors and industries.
1. Startups apply online using the DMZ Application Form

If you have any questions about the application process, you can email us at

2. Applicants that meet the eligibility criteria will be contacted by a member of the Programs team to schedule a follow up meeting

We'll contact you to review your business and decide whether you're ready and/or applicable to pitch. How long this takes is dependent on where you are with your business. We sometimes ask that you finesse your application and provide you with the resources to help.

3. Selected startups will be invited to pitch to DMZ’s Programs team followed by due diligence

Pitch sessions happen at least once a month. You'll be notified within two weeks if you're accepted.

4. Once accepted, startups will be offered a two month membership, with access to resources and support

DMZ members will have access to a tailored suite of services, from legal help to a network of best-in-class mentors in sales, pitching, fundraising, investing, and more - in a dynamic and vibrant community which fuels startup success.

You can expect a response within 3-4 weeks.

Don’t meet the criteria?

We make exceptions.

If you don't fit the requirements listed above, it's still possible to join our community. We accept a small number of teams through various programs at the DMZ. Reach out to us here.

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