The following is a sampling of our DMZ company perks.
Companies receive office space with desks and chairs as well as access to communal space and equipment such as meeting rooms, kitchens, AV and communications equipment etc. Perhaps the most important workplace perk are your amazing colleagues! We’ve carefully handpicked a collaborative community of entrepreneurs eager to give and receive value. A huge advantage of the Digital Media Zone over other programs is the access to 50+ other companies all focused on learning and developing their business alongside you.
Mentorship & Business Development Counseling
All companies have access to a rich pool of expert advisors representing the usual suspects—HR, Finance, Accounting, Legal, etc. In addition, you’ll have real-time access to other entrepreneurs who can share their knowledge and provide their advice so you avoid some of the pitfalls that slowed them down.
The Digital Media Zone also leads mandatory peer-to-peer mentoring sessions and provides support for just-in-time learning. Regular check-in meetings provide guidance and advice to companies on virtually all matters of business operation. We will monitor your progress to ensure you are receiving the help you need to achieve your milestones.
A big part of starting your business is meeting the right people. We ensure that you’ll do just that through our events and industry tours.
The Digital Media Zone is frequently visited by groups of business people, government representatives, venture capitalists and international delegates. Relevant companies are asked to pitch visitors, and many fruitful relationships have resulted. The high profile of the DMZ ensures a steady stream of prospective customers.
We also frequently attends relevant external events such as tradeshows and conferences to benefit both our teams and the DMZ as a whole. You will frequently be offered a chance to participate at these useful events. In addition, we regularly hold our own special events, including Good Scotch Fridays, Open Houses, as well as holiday parties.
All our companies receive access to media relations and marketing expertise and advise. Our dedicated Media Relations Officer can help craft media pitches around your milestones and provide media training.
Companies accepted to our DMZ Accelerator Program receive optional dripped equity funding. Companies in both our Accelerator and our Incubator get help accessing a variety of funding options including grants.