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A program for supply chain ventures to grow their business and build world-leading AI technology

Artificial intelligence is revolutionizing the supply chain management industry - a transformation that is opening doors for Canadian ventures that focus on building intelligent supply chain products and services.

Now, the DMZ’s Supply AI program is catalyzing the next generation of future-minded companies specializing in supply chain automation. This hands-on, 6-month program gives startups and high-growth ventures a platform to connect with the experts, customers, and capital needed to not only fuel innovation in Canada’s AI ecosystem, but to also produce and commercialize technology that will disrupt the global supply chain sector.

A platform for AI ventures
Driving a strong AI ecosystem

For tech-enabled startups transforming supply chain

Supply AI supports early-stage companies that use technology to tackle complex problems in supply chain management, addressing inefficiencies that exist across diverse industries such as procurement, logistics, warehousing and delivery services, distribution, transportation, inventory, operations, and more.

What you get

Over the course of the 6-month program, here’s what you can expect to receive:

Hands-on coaching

Hands-on coaching

Mentorship and coaching from industry and AI experts - the DMZ's diverse roster of Experts-in-Residence (EiRs)

Monthly sessions to meet and networ

Access to funding opportunities

Startups can tap into grants and subsidies provided by the DMZ for hiring, legal support and travel, as well as coaching support on fundraising.

Dedicated support

Dedicated support

One-on-one support from an expert DMZ Program Lead: whether it's additional advice, connecting startups with resources, or goal-tracking throughout the program

Workshops & Community events

Workshops & community events

Front of the line access to exclusive DMZ workshops and community events including specialized workshops on AI and supply chain, expert panels and social events

Access to DMZ online resources

Exclusive member benefits

Access to DMZ online resources, exclusive member perks and discounts, services from Professionals-in-Residence (PiRs) and Alumni-in-Residence (AiRs)

Access to skilled talent

Access to skilled talent

Startups learn how to attract and retain the right talent with access to DMZ’s network of tech professionals and new university graduates

Selection criteria

The DMZ’s Supply AI program targets innovative startups, small-and-medium enterprises, and high-growth firms that fit the following eligibility criteria:

  • A Canadian venture dedicated to solving a compelling supply chain problem using AI technology
  • At least one full time founder and an in-house technical lead
  • A driven, coachable and collaborative leadership team
  • An early MVP with innovative technology

Supply AI Experts-in-Residence

Andrew Ricchetti

AI, Analytics, Data Science

Ehab Bazan

Operations Optimization and Supply Chain Improvement Strategy


Deniz Celebioglu

Programs Lead

Mohi Sanisel

Programs Manager

Applications for Supply AI closed on January 10, 2023.


Not sure if you qualify for this program or want to learn more? Get in touch with our Startup Recruitment Manager here.

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