About Emily Collins
Emily manages the creation and execution of marketing, communications, and public relations strategies to effectively position the DMZ as a world-leading startup incubator. In her position, she also supports founders’ marketing efforts – from their media strategy, to brand positioning, to content development – to help raise the profile of DMZ-established startups, both at national and international levels.
Before joining the DMZ in 2020, Emily held roles in several diverse sectors, including tech, education, and tourism. Late 2017 marked the start of Emily’s work in the Toronto Metropolitan University ecosystem; she has since developed a passion for working in environments that support students, entrepreneurs and startups in Canada and around the world. Her work involvement in Toronto’s entrepreneurial and small business communities ultimately fuelled her interest to continue her career at the DMZ, supporting the growth of made-in-Canada startups.
Emily has a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University of Newfoundland and a Master of Professional Communications from Toronto Metropolitan University.Get to know Emily Collins
Favourite travel destination?
Cappadocia in Turkey. Hundreds of hot air balloons fill the sky every sunrise, it was one of the most magical places I’ve been hands down.
What is one item you never leave your house without?
Phone and my emotional support water bottle.
Favourite pizza topping?
Not just for pizza but for literally every food - Okazu miso chili oil, if you haven't tried it, you're missing out.
What is your hometown?
St. John’s, Newfoundland. East coast best coast :)
What’s the best part about working at the DMZ?
Learning from many brilliant minds - founders and staff both!