Our seasoned business experts work with high-potential startups in an embedded environment to help them add world-class client execution to their sales strategy.
We help you formulate clear short- and long-term objectives and provide tactics on everything from pipeline development to building a sales pitch to customer success.
We use our extensive local and international network to provide startups with curated, targeted and direct connections to their ideal customers and key strategic partners.
Our soft landing pads across the world allow DMZ startups the chance to explore new national and international markets.
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Our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence meet with startups one-on-one to help with strategy, revenue growth, pitch coaching, marketing, pipeline and sales process, design, product positioning and to help you stay accountable.
Our vast network of experts -- from mentors to partners to Advisory Council members -- are here to open the right doors.
Partners from Goodmans LLP, our Legal Counsel-in-Residence, are here every week to provide high-quality legal advice to startups, including drafting contracts, IP, non-disclosures and more. Our Financial Executive-in-Residence is on-hand to help you manage your company's financials.
Our pitch coaches work one-on-one with your startup to help you pitch effectively for funding.
Our "VC in the DMZ" program connects your startup to our unique roster of VCs in the DMZ every month. Find out what metrics they care about, what type of companies they invest in or what they use to evaluate a company like yours in a curated, one-on-one meeting.
Our monthly Investor Series workshops are exclusive and interactive sessions led by top investors on relevant investment topics including metrics, funding strategies, raising and more.
Our team of in-house advisors provides support on how to access and apply for government and private funding. You can use the Funding Portal below as a starting point.
The DMZ hosts social events and educational workshops on a near weekly basis. From TechTalks to peer-to-peer workshops to community lunches, startups at the DMZ have the opportunity to connect with and grow alongside some of Toronto's leading startups, businesses and leaders - with free coffee 24 hours a day!
Our community comes from far and wide. They're a group of diverse innovators and mentors who foster a sense of belonging, respect, and support, helping startups achieve their best and go from local to global.
We provide our startups with first-in-line opportunities to attend, exhibit and speak at leading conferences and events to build your brand, acquire new talent or tap into investment opportunities.
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