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Top incubator-accelerator, DMZ, partners with UBI Global to elevate over 700 entrepreneurship programs around the world

TORONTO, Feb 6, 2020 – Along with being ranked a top university-based incubator in the world by UBI Global, DMZ has formed a first-of-its-kind partnership with the Stockholm-based research organization to become the official consultant-on-record for a network of over 700 publicly and privately-run incubators around the world.

UBI will connect DMZ with incubators to provide various development services in over 80 countries, which will include strategy for programming, workshop curriculum, administrative infrastructure, financial model reviews, market research, building equity, inclusion and diversity portfolio and a number of methodologies for founders and management teams.

“As DMZ heads into its tenth year of operation, we are working to uncover opportunities to help grow startup ecosystems in Canada and around the world with our experiences and lessons learned,” said Abdullah Snobar, executive director, DMZ. “By working with UBI Global, we’re not only excited to bring Canada to the world by mentoring up-and-coming tech markets, but also provide the confidence and mindset for entrepreneurs to have an international vision when it comes to growth and innovation.”

UBI Global is a leader in performance analysis of business incubators around the world. The Stockholm-based research organization looks at over 20 key performance indicators including funding raised by startups, jobs created, survival rate of companies, number of coaching hours per company per month and many more.

Since the last UBI ranking in 2018, DMZ has launched a number of initiatives to support startups at home and abroad, further deepen its network of investors and attracted partnerships from international corporations to work with up-and-coming startups.

DMZ has also helped dozens of global incubators and accelerators develop and execute mentorship programs, build operational excellence, refine value proposition for stakeholders and more. Their experience has also empowered 30 women-led startups scale in Jordan by supporting an NGO launch a startup program, build capacity to secure a grant for a Carribean program to expand regionally, worked with a number of rural towns to realize their value proposition to build programs that attract and retain top tier global talent.


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 445 startups raise over $741 million and foster more than 3,983 jobs.

About UBI Global: UBI Global is a Stockholm-based data and advisory firm specializing in mapping and highlighting the world of business incubation and acceleration. Through a community of more than 700 member organizations, UBI Global provides matching, ranking, benchmarking, and research services to corporations, business incubators and accelerators, and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders. UBI Global measures the impact and performance of business incubation and acceleration programs with a proprietary evaluation model. As part of its biennial world benchmark study, the company releases the world rankings of business incubators and accelerators, in which more than 900 organizations from over 90 countries have participated to date.

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