Black Innovation Programs


Empowering the next wave of Black entrepreneurs

Fast Track



One-on-one support to get your startup ready for the Incubator

The Fast Track is a 3-month bridging program that puts high-potential women founders on the fast track to success and prepares them for our Incubator. This programming is customized to each founder’s unique needs.

What you get

  • 1:1 coaching with our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence
  • Access to a community of leading women tech founders
  • Dedicated staff support and access to women-specific resources (i.e events, discounts and more)

Who it's for

Self-identifying women tech founders with a solid product who are heads down validating their startup idea and ready to lock in their first sales.

How to apply

This program is intended for founders who are looking to get into the DMZ Incubator. Please apply for the Incubator and indicate you are a woman founder when applying. Based on your application, we will place you in the program that’s best for you!

Your journey

Join the Women Founders Fast Track.
Join the Women Founders Fast Track
Benefit from 1:1 EiR support, dedicated DMZ staff from the Women Founders team, and a strong peer group of women founders.
Refine your business model.
Refine your business model
Test your go-to-market strategy and revenue models, and secure your first customers.
Build your network.
Build your network
Grow relationships with the right people: funders, customers, potential partners and other important stakeholders.
Get ready for the DMZ incubator.
Get ready for the
DMZ incubator
Become a venture-backable startup and get an expedited application to our ultimate program: the DMZ incubator.
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