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DMZ Innisfil team members and founders from the first cohort of 2023 gathered for a breakfast networking opportunity. DMZ Innisfil has accepted 12 new businesses into the program through the first cohort and expect to select a further 15 businesses through the second-round of 2023 applications this spring.

DMZ Innisfil's 2023 cohort set to transform local businesses

Posted on Monday, May 15, 2023 01:20 PM

Innisfil, ON – The Economic Development Department of the Town of Innisfil is excited to announce the launch of new programs at DMZ Innisfil, the Town's renowned business accelerator and incubator. With a focus on supporting local businesses and fostering innovation, DMZ Innisfil is set to propel founders to new heights in 2023.

"The launch of the 2023 cohort at DMZ Innisfil signifies our commitment to fostering entrepreneurship and supporting local businesses," says Mayor Lynn Dollin. "We are...

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Innisfil developing new Economic Development Strategic Plan

Posted on Wednesday, March 15, 2023 11:01 AM

Innisfil, ON –  The Town of Innisfil is embarking on the development of a new three-year Economic Development Strategic Plan to guide the future direction of economic development programming, services and priorities.

“Innisfil’s local business community looks very different than it did prior to the pandemic, which presented both challenges to local entrepreneurs and opportunities for businesses to evolve,” says Mayor Lynn Dollin. “With a significant change in Council composition, new leadership...

Representatives from the Town of Innisfil and DMZ celebrate the extension of the DMZ Innisfil partnership agreement which will expand programming to better serve local businesses. (From Left) Laura Thompson, Manager of Economic Development, Jelmer Stegink, Economic Development Project Manager, Mayor Lynn Dollin, Andrea Richardson, DMZ Director Global Programs & Government Relations, Maddy Dinsdale, DMZ Global Programs Manager, Morteza Gharaee, DMZ Innisfil Program and Community Coordinator

Innisfil expands partnership with DMZ to introduce local business accelerator program

Posted on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 03:25 PM

Innisfil, ON – Based on the success of the DMZ Innisfil program, the Town of Innisfil has extended its partnership with Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) and will be expanding the program to better serve local businesses.

“We’ve seen first-hand how valuable it’s been to host a business incubator program right here in our community,” says Mayor Lynn Dollin. “The program has allowed us to engage with more than 500 start-ups across Ontario, participate in the growth of 29 businesses to-date and...