Deadline To Apply: March 20, 2018

Program Details:

Applications are now open for the #DMZWomenFounders accelerator – an intensive four-month program which will help women-led startups attain product-market fit and secure early revenue.

Eligibility Criteria:

We’re looking for startups with a minimum viable product and also:


  • Be a part of an innovative tech startup.

  • Have a driven, coachable and collaborative leadership team.

  • Have at least one dedicated full-time founder and co-founder who identifies as a woman (said founder must also be the main participant for the program).

  • Plan to solve a compelling social and/or economic problem.

  • Have a minimum viable product (MVP).

  • Be willing to relocate to the DMZ and commit full-time to the program.

  • Demonstrate the potential for their startup to grow and scale for high impact.

  • Be a Canadian resident (except Quebec).

Critical Dates:

Applications for the program are open until March 20, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

  • February 15, 2018: Application for the DMZ Women Founders Accelerator open

  • March 20, 2018: Applications close

  • March 26 and 28, 2018: 16 selected founders pitch to program mentors and advisors

  • April 2, 2018: Eight finalists are selected for the four-month program

  • April 16, 2018: Four-month program begins

  • September,

Organizer Name: DMZ
Contact Name: Heather Crosbie