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Student Entrepreneurship

Our talent and startup creation hub

Startup and Talent creation

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With support from leading industry mentors, partners and experts, DMZ's Student Entrepreneurship programs are designed to help emerging entrepreneurs take their business beyond ideation.


Pro-guided workshops helping entrepreneurs and industry professionals master their business skills. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, an early-stage startup founder or an industry professional looking to upskill or transition in your career, DMZ Masterclass is for you!

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As an on-demand, self-paced learning platform, Launchpad is built to help take the guesswork out of starting your own business.

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Startup Certified

A one-semester program designed for TMU students looking to launch their business, or work for a startup based at the DMZ. Get access to the DMZ’s leading roster of experts and mentors. To learn more, please check out our information package. To sign up for the program, please reach out to

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Sponsorship Application

Do you have a student-focused event that you want the DMZ to sponsor? Complete our student sponsorship form to tell us how we can help, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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An eight-week accelerator program for high-school and university students that helps emerging entrepreneurs develop innovative ideas and gain market and customer validation.

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An eight-week part-time incubation program that helps first generation and Italian heritage student entrepreneurs create innovative and disruptive businesses.

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Program leads

Adeana Ching-A-Sue

Events & Programming Assistant

Jamelia Allen

Talent Development Program Coordinator

Pouria Daliri

Talent Development Programs Specialist

Rose Ghamari

Manager, Entrepreneur & Talent Development

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