A world-class accelerator with global reach

We provide hands-on strategic and tactical guidance for startups looking to drive market validation and customer acquisition, as well as access to investors, corporate partners, and advisors.

We offer an innovation consulting practice that lets corporate clients explore and embrace new ideas and technologies alongside leading-edge startups.

Zone Startups is a global accelerator for startups with strong teams and a vision to become fast-growing market leaders. Zone Startups is operated by DMZ Ventures, a Toronto-based accelerator focused on growing and investing in early-stage technology companies. DMZ Ventures programs include Zone Startups Calgary in partnership with GE, Baker Hughes, TELUS, and UFA, Zone Startups Sports + Media in partnership with Rogers, Zone Startups India including programs with the Shell Foundation, and Zone Startups Vietnam in partnership with Unibrands, Vina Capital, TTG Holdings, and Talentnet.

Since 2013, DMZV and Zone Startups companies have raised over $700MM in financing.

Team

Abdullah Snobar

CEO, DMZ Ventures & Zone Startups

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Joe Martini

Zone Startups Calgary, Director

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James Chepyha

Executive in Residence

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Natasha Kostenuk

Executive in Residence

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Mentors

Bob Golding

Independent Consultant, Bob Golding Solutions

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Bruce Gilkes

Executive, Technology Pathfinders

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Dan Chapman

President, Chapman Ventures Inc.

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Dave Ehman

CTO, Centry Ltd.

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David Butler

Executive Director, Canadian Clean Power Coalition

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David M. Chelich

President/CEO, First Resource Capital Corp

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Geoff Lyon

CEO and CTO, Geoff Lyon Consulting Services

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Greg Pocherewny

President, Fifth Ring Leadership

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Heather Christie-Burns

Founder, CEO, Energy Executive

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Heather Herring

Principal, Make It So Inc.

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Henry Kutarna

Expert Mentor, Kutarna Consulting

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Quinten Griffiths

Director, GoodCapital

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R. Curtis Marcotte

Managing Director, Revenant Capital & Consulting

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Rebecca Greenan

Strategist, R. Greenan Consulting Ltd.

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Shaun Kelly

Former Canadian President, GE Oil & Gas

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Sonia Tibbatts

Board Director, Transportation Company

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Tejas Kashyap

Mineral Resource Specialist, Government of NWT, Yellowknife

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Tim Morrish

Founder, CEO, Kore-Optics

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Startups in the Program

Luxmux

At LUXMUX, we develop and manufacture rugged, compact, stable laser and light sources for scientific research and industry.

Vintri Technologies

Vintri Technologies is the leading supplier of material traceability and data integrity in the pipeline industry.

Osperity

AI driven intelligent visual monitoring for industrial operations. Manage your operations efficiently remotely while cutting costs and mitigating risk.

Stream Systems

Solve business challenges with a system-level approach to assets and supply chain in the cloud.

Become a Corporate Partner

Zone Startups offers businesses a new approach to entrepreneurship and innovation. To learn more, contact us.