A platform for AI ventures to grow their business and build world-leading supply chain technology

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the supply chain management industry - a transformation that is opening doors for Canadian ventures that focus on building intelligent supply chain products and services.

Now, DMZ’s Supply AI program is catalyzing the next generation of future-minded companies specializing in supply chain automation. This free six-month program gives startups and high-growth ventures a platform to connect with the experts, customers, and capital needed to not only fuel innovation in Canada’s AI ecosystem, but to also produce and commercialize technology that will disrupt the global supply chain sector.

A platform for AI ventures
Driving a strong AI ecosystem

Driving a strong AI ecosystem

To foster a healthy and competitive AI ecosystem in Canada, Supply AI will also support companies’ talent recruitment and R&D efforts. The program will focus on attracting and retaining skilled talent in the AI sector, enabling companies to enhance productivity and scale faster.

What you get

Over the course of the six-month program, participating companies will receive access to DMZ supports and member benefits, including:

Hands-on coaching

Hands-on coaching

Mentorship and coaching from industry and AI experts - our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiRs)

Monthly sessions to meet and networ

Organized peer sessions

Monthly sessions to meet and network with other founders in your cohort

Dedicated support

Dedicated support

One-on-one support from an expert DMZ Program Lead: whether it's additional advice, connecting you with resources, or helping you track your progress throughout the program

Workshops & Community events

Workshops & Community events

Front of the line access to exclusive DMZ workshops and community events including specialized workshops on AI and supply chain, expert panels and social events

Access to DMZ online resources

Exclusive member benefits

Access to DMZ online resources, exclusive member perks and discounts, services from Professionals-in-Residence (PiRs) and Alumni-in-Residence (AiRs)

Access to skilled talent

Access to skilled talent

Discover strategies on how to attract and retain the right employees and grow your talent pipeline with access to DMZ’s network of tech professionals and new Ryerson graduates

Selection criteria

The DMZ’s Supply AI program targets innovative startups, small-and-medium enterprises, and high-growth firms that fit the following eligibility criteria:

  • A Canadian venture dedicated to solving a compelling problem using innovative technology
  • At least one FTE dedicated to sales and revenue development
  • A driven, coachable and collaborative leadership team
  • A full-time CTO or in-house technical lead OR must have the ability to manage the product directly
  • An MVP that has some form of market validation
  • Involve building intelligent supply chains, next-generation technology, and/or applied AI services and products

Supply AI Entrepreneurs-in-Residence

Andrew Ricchetti

AI, Analytics, Data Science

Ehab Bazan

Supply Chain


Deniz Celebioglu

Program Lead, Satellite Programs

Katlynn Sverko

Head of Global & Corporate Partnerships

Program Timeline

April 1 - 29:   Applications Open
May 3 - 28:   Application review and startup screening
May 28:   Startup acceptances
June 8:   Program start date
December 9:   Program end date

Are you ready to create the next wave of disruptive supply
chain tech? Our next cohort begins in February 2022.


Not sure if you qualify for this program or want to learn more? Get in touch with our Recruitment Lead here.

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