Posted: February 9, 2022


Not Applicable

Type of Program:



The DMZ Incubator is an equity-based program that helps venture-backable tech startups grow their business over the course of 18 months.

Comments on Funding:

No funding involved.

When It Ends:

Accepting applications for March 2022


February 20, 2022


Applicants must:

  • be seed and pre-seed tech startups;
  • be Canada’s most-promising and high-impact tech entrepreneurs who have what it takes to scale their business;
  • have a business dedicated to solving a compelling problem using innovative technology;
  • have at least one full-time founder who can be dedicated to the program;
  • have a driven, coachable, and collaborative leadership team;
  • have an in-house technical lead;
  • have a functional MVP;
  • have the ability to become a venture backable business in a growing market. 

Applications Steps:


Applicants must apply online using the DMZ Application Form.


Applicants that meet the eligibility criteria will be contacted by a member of the Programs team to schedule a follow up meeting.


Selected startups will be invited to pitch to DMZ’s Programs team followed by due diligence.

Other Things to Note:

  1. 1
    Women Founders - While the Incubator itself is not restricted to women founders, there is an additional stream of programming dedicated to women founders exclusively within the program.
  2. 2
    Black Innovation Fellowship - The DMZ Incubator itself is not restricted to Black founders. However, in addition to program benefits of the Incubator, participants in the Black Innovation program will receive access to additional assistance.
  3. 3
    Through the DMZ’s partnerships, our startups receive exclusive perks and discounts from 110+ partners worth over $1 million in business savings.
  4. 4
    DMZ is a Toronto-based world-leading growth incubator.
  5. 5
    Applications for the DMZ’s growth incubator are available only three times a year.


About the author 


Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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