DMZ at Ryerson University – Bootcamp


The DMZ’s Bootcamp is a pre-incubator program that helps early-stage tech founders validate their business idea, establish a minimum viable product and build a roadmap for implementation to launch a startup.

Comments on Funding:

No funding involved.


Applicants should:

  • have at least one participating founder and ideally, a dedicated tech lead;
  • have a business idea dedicated to solving a compelling problem using innovative technology;
  • have completed basic market research to understand the problem/solution;
  • have the potential to transition into the DMZ Incubator program at the end of the Bootcamp;
  • be driven, coachable, and collaborative. 

Other Things to Note:

  1. Startups with at least one Black or woman-identifying co-founder receive an additional layer of startup support and benefits when joining the Bootcamp.
  2. Through the DMZ’s partnerships, Bootcamp startups receive exclusive perks from 80+ partners valued at over $470K in business savings.
  3. DMZ is a Toronto-based world-leading growth incubator.
  4. This is an equity-free program. The DMZ does not take an equity stake from companies in the Bootcamp.
  5. Now accepting applications for May 2022.



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