When it comes to growing our economy, our mission is simple. Create a strong ecosystem of startups, give them access to a world-leading tech business accelerator, and help them thrive, right here in Innisfil.
Pair that with Innisfil’s incredible small-town vibe, a true 4 season lifestyle, and being only 45 minutes to Toronto, and you have a perfect environment for a healthy tech ecosystem and economy.
Here’s our pitch. Innisfil is on the path to rapid growth and we’re planning ahead. With development projects like The Orbit, we are on track to become the next integral link of Ontario’s startup ecosystem.
We already think Innisfil is a pretty great place to live, but businesses will find that it’s a great place to grow. Our town’s competitive cost of living means more of your capital is going towards critical business expenses. Not rent or mortgage payments.
And after working hard, we like to play hard too. Innisfil residents enjoy a full, four-season recreational lifestyle with the help of our lakes, beaches, and luxury resorts. We call it the work-lake balance.
Innisfil is proud to be at the forefront of growth. We can’t wait to call you “neighbour”.
Started as Ryerson University’s business incubator, the DMZ is now one of Canada’s largest (and most successful) business incubators for emerging tech startups. The DMZ is open to all companies that meet its criteria. And now, those startups can grow right here in Innisfil.
The competition for becoming a DMZ alum is great, but the rewards are even greater.
Successful candidates will work out of our dedicated accelerator space at 8000 Yonge St, in Innisfil, and get access to DMZ’s full suite of services – connecting them with customers, capital, and experts to help them grow.
DMZ has fueled 450+ startups and raised over $700 million in seed funding (and counting!)
Will your business be the next big thing?
- Significant sales or market validation
- A Coachable and collaborative team
- One founder working full-time for the company
- General startup liability insurance
- A full list of criteria can be found here: https://dmz.ryerson.ca/accelerator/
About DMZ : More than just a home for entrepreneurs, the DMZ positively impacts the world by preparing the top tech startups for global expansion, which enables them to foster more made-in-Canada jobs and build technologies that change lives.
Since 2010, DMZ has helped 445 startups raise over $741 million and foster over 4,000 jobs.
About Town of Innisfil: Situated just south of Barrie and about 45 minutes north of Toronto, the Town of Innisfil is a growing community with a population of approximately 36,000 people. Innisfil prides itself on having a small-town feel while offering modern amenities such as a transit system powered by ride-sharing, cutting-edge libraries, sports facilities and access to the beautiful Lake Simcoe.
Town staff and its Council are dedicated to helping the community grow in a sustainable and innovative way to become a place that is connected physically, socially, culturally and digitally.