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DisGovr Canada and the DMZ partner to bring GovTech Summit to Toronto

TORONTO – August 15, 2019 – In order to enable procurement opportunities between government and up-and-coming innovations, DisGovr Canada, a platform helping tech companies connect with the government’s public sector, has partnered with the DMZ, Canada’s leading accelerator for tech startups, to bring its quarterly GovTech Summit to Toronto for the first time.

Taking place on Tuesday, October 1, the DisGovr GovTech Summit powered by DMZ will include:

  • Pitches by 12 AI startups to provide government attendees, industry leaders and venture capitalists with new technologies currently being generated across Canada
  • An afternoon of workshops and breakout sessions that will help startups learn how to engage with government for procurement opportunities
  • Opportunity to facilitate one-on-one deep dives with government public sector representatives, industry professionals and venture capitalists

“We are thrilled to hold our next GovTech Summit series in partnership with Ryerson DMZ in Toronto,” said Kevin Tetreault, Executive Director, DisGovr Canada. “DisGovr Canada’s GovTech Summits, aimed at Canadian public sector leaders, are a great opportunity to raise awareness of up-and-coming innovative Canadian companies driving change and disruption. There are tremendous opportunities and potential in store for start-ups at DMZ and our Ontario-based DisGovr Canada member companies.”

“Technology startups are an instrumental partner in helping our government build on Canada’s evolving innovation economy,” said Abdullah Snobar, Executive Director, DMZ. “We look forward to working with DisGovr Canada in being able to open up more opportunities for startups to align their solutions with the needs of our three levels of government.”

To learn more and RSVP to the DisGovr GovTech Summit, powered by DMZ click here.


About DMZ: The DMZ is a leading tech accelerator headquartered in Toronto, Ontario that helps high-potential startups grow and scale to world-class businesses. Also supporting ideation and validation stage startups, the DMZ’s incubator program has been ranked number one in the world by UBI Global. Since 2010, the DMZ has helped 422 startups raise over $625.6 million and foster more than 3,850 jobs.

About DisGovr Canada: DisGovr Canada is Canada’s first government affairs digital platform targeted to Information Technology companies seeking business with the Canadian public sector. Designed by the Capital Hill Group, DisGovr Canada navigates procurement and lucrative business opportunities with every level of government across Canada for its members through their unique DisGovr portal and GovTech Summits.

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