Posted: February 9, 2022


Not Applicable

Type of Program:



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.

When It Ends:

Accepting applications for May 2022


No deadline found


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. 

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
    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. 2
    Through the DMZ's partnerships, Bootcamp startups receive exclusive perks from 80+ partners valued at over $470K in business savings.
  3. 3
    DMZ is a Toronto-based world-leading growth incubator.
  4. 4
    This is an equity-free program. The DMZ does not take an equity stake from companies in the Bootcamp.
  5. 5
    Now accepting applications for May 2022.



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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