We’ve expanded our footprint south of the border and opened an office in New York City that gives entrepreneurs and companies from partnering incubators across Canada a chance to grow their business in the U.S.
The exclusive partnership with Primary — a collaborative workspace designed to help entrepreneurs succeed personally and professionally — will provide companies with access to more than just free workspace in the city’s financial district, but a vibrant startup community, exclusive amenities, and a network of potential partners, customers and investors.
A state-of-the-art space to work from while in New York City.
On-site fitness studio, shower facilities, meeting rooms, locker rooms, espresso bar and kitchen.
Complimentary cleaning services, mail pick-ups and drop-offs and more.
This partnership couldn’t come at a better time for Canadian startups looking to expand their business footprint, gain recognition in the U.S. or grow their talent base. More and more American companies are expanding into Canada to take advantage of growing business opportunities. In just five years, the number of U.S.-based tech heavyweights such as Airbnb, Microsoft and Google have launched satellite offices in Canada.
Primary’s long history of working with startups and involvement in the startup community will help fast-growing Canadian entrepreneurs on the ground navigate New York City’s startup landscape and facilitate a physical space for their American operations.
NYC is one of the leading tech hubs in the U.S.
More U.S. companies are looking to collaborate with Canadian talent.
NYC startups raised more than $9.5 billion in 2016
Startups across Canada affiliated with the DMZ or with one of our partnering incubators are eligible to apply to work out of the DMZ’s New York City office. Applications are open throughout the year. Entrepreneurs will have the ability to use workspace services and take advantage of its prime real estate for up to four months, while partner companies are eligible for a maximum of 30 days.
Before applying, startups with market validation through sales should make sure to have the following:
Significant sales or market validation
Coachable and collaborative team
Evidence of growth and scale
One founder working full time for the company
General startup liability insurance
Work for a Canadian tech startup affiliated with us or one of our partners
Selected applicants will be contacted by our team within one week and are required to arrange their own transportation, accommodation and other travel-related expenses.
“More Canadian startups than ever before are looking to reach global markets. The DMZ’s New York expansion is an exciting next step that will ensure that Canadian companies get the same great support in the U.S. as they do here at home.”
“Access to the New York City ecosystem and investment community made possible through the DMZ creates amazing benefits for VentureLabs® west coast companies as they scale-up their business networks, open new customer relationships and access capital in the world’s largest financial centre.”
“You have to put in the work to be an entrepreneur, but you also have to be in the right spot as well. The DMZ’s new space in NYC will put you in the right spot.”
"I was always moving between coffee shops; buying just enough coffee so I could use their Wi-Fi. Have you ever had to rely on a coffee shop to livestream a meeting while someone in the background blends coffee or yells on the phone beside you? It’s not good."
Located in a brick heritage building overlooking Battery Park, Primary’s 25,000 square foot facility for entrepreneurs includes a network of New York City entrepreneurs, 65 fully turnkey enclosed offices and 100+ seats in a beautiful open co-working area. The office also includes an on-site fitness studio, a full service espresso bar and lounge area.