Unlocking Financial Opportunities
A Comprehensive Guide to Funding for Canadian SMEs
This comprehensive guide presents an array of funding opportunities available across the country, including grants, loans, venture capital, and other types of financial support. With expert insights, practical tips, and a deep exploration of the funding landscape, this guide is designed to demystify the complexities of securing financing and help Canadian SMEs unlock their full potential.
DMZ – Black Innovation Connections
The DMZ is a world-leading incubator for tech startups around the world. We help startups build great businesses by connecting them with customers, capital, experts and a community of entrepreneurs and influencers. For us, this means creating an environment where you can focus on scaling your business. We help with the rest.
We’re ranked the top tech incubator in the world.
The DMZ is ranked the #1 university-based tech incubator in the world by UBI Global. The ranking recognizes our commitment to helping high-growth tech startups scale, fostering a vibrant startup community and fuelling innovation in Canada.
12 years, 801 startups and $2.51B raised in funding
Since 2010, we’ve helped fuel, grow and graduate 801 startups. They’ve raised $2.51 billion in seed funding and have fostered the creation of more than 4,975 jobs. They’ve acquired customers, won awards, grown their teams and developed products and solutions that are positively changing lives and businesses in Canada and abroad.
We’re located in the heart of Toronto
We’re right where all the action is – 40,000 square feet overlooking the heart of downtown Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square. The strength of the city’s startup ecosystem is fuelled by its highly-educated and globally-connected talent pool and a unique set of support programs that foster innovation and collaboration.
We have a world-class network of mentors, partners and startups
The DMZ is proud to be part of a network of world-class mentors, partners and startups who provide impactful and to-the-point support – fostering an ecosystem based on the labour of love.
We’re a community that feels like home
Joining the DMZ means joining a strong, unique and vibrant community of like-minded people who are passionate about tech, innovation and changing the status quo.