Turn your vision into reality
Establish your minimum viable product, validate your idea and secure customers with the DMZ’s Pre-Incubator program. Plus, get a chance to secure an exclusive spot in the DMZ Incubator after graduation to receive $10K+ in entry grant funding, 18+ months of additional support and exciting perks.
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How it works
Startups need flexibility, which is why the Pre-Incubator is flexible in length. Applications and program intake occur on a rolling basis, with new startups joining at the beginning of each month. On average, startups spend 4 to 6 months in the Pre-Incubator.
If the startup is not hitting their goals, they may be asked to exit.
DMZ delivers results
$2.54Bin funding raised
4997jobs fostered in our
Establish your business
- 12+ hours of curated on-demand content on 8+ topics
- Hands-on support, including 1:1 meetings with Experts-in-Residence, curated workshops, progress check-ins, and founder meetups
- $470K+ in perks from 80+ partners
- Exclusive invites to industry networking events and workshops
- Startups with a Black founder receive a $5K grant upon entry
- Startups with at least one Black Co-Founder receive additional support
- Startups with at least one woman-identifying Co-Founder receive additional support
- Opportunity to gain accelerated acceptance into DMZ's Incubator to receive $10K in entry grant funding, 18+ months of additional support, funding, DMZ office space, and more!
Meet DMZ's team
Delaram AmaniPrograms Execution Lead
Deniz CelebiogluSr. Programs Lead
Mohi SaniselPrograms Manager
Stephen WuSr. Programs Lead
Meet your Experts-in-Residence
Take a look at the mentors that support our Pre-Incubator companies. To see all mentors, please visit our Experts-in-Residence page.
Meet your Professionals-in-Residence
Through the Professional-in-Residence (PiR) program, DMZ founders have direct access to senior leadership at vetted companies, all under DMZ's roof. One-on-one strategic consultation meetings are pro-bono and any projects or work arising thereafter (at the founder's discretion) is offered at DMZ exclusive discounted rates.