Empowering women founders
with enhanced startup support
Women tech founders drive innovation, the tech ecosystem and the global economy. However, they also encounter disproportionate barriers to business growth in comparison to their male counterparts.
That’s why women-identifying founders that come to the DMZ receive additional opportunities and specialized support to support their growth – on top of the standard programming that all founders get.
Added benefits that women founders in DMZ programs can tap into include:
- A strong peer support group of other women tech founders, mentors, and industry leaders and additional hands-on support from DMZ staff
- Introductions to funders dedicated to women founders and partnership opportunities
- Amplified company exposure and heightened visibility through marketing and PR opportunities
- Access to exclusive cutting-edge content, workshops, resources, discounts, events and more
Please note that the above benefits vary by program.
Check out what women founders get special access to across various DMZ programs.
Supports founder development.
An exclusive online platform and community built to support emerging women entrepreneurs.
Build your MVP.
A six-week program helping founders build an MVP and launch their business. Women founders receive an additional layer of programming.
Hands-on support refining your product and business model.
Hands-on support refining your product and business model. A three-month bridging program that helps women founders validate their product and get early traction.
Our core program.
An 18-month program helping high-potential startups gain market traction. Women founders receive an additional layer of programming.
Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EiRs) are the DMZ’s in-house subject-matter experts that advise founders on sales process, revenue growth, product design, pitch coaching and more. These EiRs work with startups in our Women Founders program: